As of May 11, Russian farmers planted spring agricultural crops throughout the general areas of17.9 mln ha or 34.9% of the forecast, declared the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.
In particular, farmers planted spring grains throughout 11.1 mln ha or 38.1% of the forecasted area, including wheat - 3.3 mln ha (25.8% of the forecast), barley - 4.3 mln ha (55.3%), corn for grain - 1.3 mln ha (44.6%), rice - 33.9 thsd ha (17.7%).
Farmers planted spring rapeseed throughout 357.6 thsd ha (28.8%), sunflower seed - 3.1 mln ha (37.8%), soybean - 366.7 thsd ha (12%).
As of the reporting date, farmers planted sugar beet throughout 816.9 thsd ha or 76.9% of the plan.
In addition, agrarians applied additional fertilizers to winter grains throughout 16.1 mln ha or 83% of the planted area.