Rainy and cold September complicates harvesting in the Sverdlovsk region, however, farmers manage to withstand a fairly high pace of harvesting.
According to Alexander Galitsky, the head of the plant growing department of the regional ministry of the agro-industrial complex and consumer market, on September 23, 66,7% of the grain was harvested. The average yield was 25,5 centners per hectare, which is 3 centners higher than last year.
Potatoes were also better than last year's in the Urals: farmers collect 199 hectares per hectare per hectare. The average productivity of a vegetable hectare is 215,5 centners.
- The increase in the yield of traditional crops for our region is due to favorable weather conditions for their cultivation, - explains the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Technologies and Land Management of the Ural State Agrarian University, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences Mikhail Karpukhin. - For potatoes, beets and carrots, moisture and heat were quite enough for the root crops to ripen and gain weight. But gardeners quite rightly complained about the late and uneven ripening of tomatoes, since there were not enough sunny days for these crops, this summer turned out to be cloudy.
Due to the rains, the season turned out to be difficult for fodders as well. Rainy weather held back the harvesting of fodder crops; as of September 23, 87% of the fodder needed for a satisfying wintering of livestock was harvested in the region.
Nevertheless, Alexander Galitsky does not consider the situation dramatic:
- The farms continue to harvest corn and annual herbs, this is enough to replenish feed reserves in accordance with the calculated indicators.
According to experts, the timing of the end of the harvesting company largely depends on weather conditions, but in any situation, farmers plan to meet the deadline by the end of October.
Recall that in 2019, 3,4 billion rubles were allocated from the regional budget to support the agro-industrial complex. Almost half — 47,2%, or 2 billion rubles — goes to the development of dairy production. Dairy farming is a priority sector of the regional agricultural sector, with an annual increase in production volumes of 3-5%.
A source: https://www.uralsky-rabochi.ru/