As of early September, the yield of grains in Russian households was the lowest in three years, declared Vladimir Petrichenko, general director of ProZerno within Asia Grains&Oils Conference in Tashkent 2021.
“I suppose that the yield and crop size in 2021 will be better than in 2018, but lower than in 2019”, - he said.
The expert forecasts the average yield of grains at 2.5 t/ha and the crop at 119 mln tonnes in Russia in 2021.
“Wheat is a core of Russian grain production. We estimate wheat crop at 75 mln tonnes. Barley production is already known - 18.2 mln tonnes. The situation for corn is under the question. Initially, corn crop was forecast at 15 mln tonnes. However, we see now that we have to reduce this figure to at least 14 mln tonnes. But, if the weather is unfavorable, another reduction can be possible”, - V. Petrichenko specified.