October 20 2017, 12:00 Source: APK-Inform Views: 776

Russia almost completed the harvesting campaign of wheat

As of October 19, Russian agrarians harvested grains and pulses throughout the general areas of 44.7 mln ha (in 2016 - 44.2 mln ha), or 95% of the forecast. The production volumes of grains totaled over 133 mln tonnes, with the average yield at 2.98 t/ha (in 2016 - 116.6 mln tonnes, and 2.46 t/ha), declared the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.

In particular, agrarians harvested winter and spring wheat throughout 27.2 mln ha (98.6%), and produced 87.6 mln tonnes of the grain, with the average yield of 3.21 t/ha.

Russia harvested 21.4 mln tonnes of winter and spring barley throughout 7.7 mln ha (97%). The average yield totaled 2.79 t/ha.

Agricultural producers continued harvesting corn for grain, and already produced 7.1 mln tonnes. The harvested areas reached 1.5 mln ha (51.2%), with the yield at 4.77 t/ha.

Also, agrarians continued harvesting rice: the production volumes reached 919.5 thsd tonnes, the harvested areas - 146.1 thsd ha (78.5%), and the average yield totaled 6.29 t/ha.

Agrarians continued harvesting sunflower seed, and already produced 6.5 mln tonnes of the oilseed. The harvested areas reached 4 mln ha (51.9%), with the yield at 1.61 t/ha.

Russia harvested rapeseed throughout 866.8 thsd ha (87.9%), and produced 1.5 mln tonnes of the oilseed. The average yield totaled 1.72 t/ha.

Russia already produced 2.3 mln tonnes of soybeans. The harvested areas reached 1.4 mln ha (56%), with the yield at 1.61 t/ha.

Also, Russia planted winter crops throughout 16.2 mln ha, or 93% of the planned areas (in 2016 - 15.8 mln ha).


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