According to the operative data, as of June 9, Russian farmers planted spring agricultural crops throughout the general areas of 50.3 mln ha or 97.7% of the forecast, declared the press-service of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.
“Russian farmers planted spring grain crops throughout the areas of 29.2 mln ha or 99.7% of the forecast. In particular, farmers planted wheat throughout 12.9 mln ha (102%), barley - 7.3 mln ha (95.4%), corn for grain - 3 mln ha (105.2%), rice - 183.5 thsd ha (95.6%)”, - was stated in the message.
Farmers planted spring rapeseed throughout 1.4 mln ha (110.5%), sunflower seed - 9 mln ha (105.7%), soybean - 2.6 mln ha (86.1%).
As of the reporting date, farmers planted sugar beet throughout 1 mln ha or 95.8% of the plan.