In 2020, Russia to plant agricultural crops throughout over 80 mln ha — Ministry of Agriculture




In 2020, the planted areas under agricultural crops in Russia will increase by 0.8 mln ha compared with the current year figures, and reach 80.257 mln ha, declared the Head of the Department of plant growing at the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Roman Nekrasov, on November 29.

Next year, the general planted areas under grain crops will total 47.928 mln ha, up 650 thsd ha compared with 2019, R.Nekrasov added.

As for industrial crops (oilseeds, sugar beet), agrarians will make some adjustments, in order to get into the crop rotation structure. At the same time, soybeans will demonstrate rather good upward trend. The areas will grow by more than 130 thsd ha, at the expense of the figures in the Central and Far Eastern Federal Districts, which mainly cultivate the oilseed, the Head of the Department said.