Spring sowing in the region is completed: the largest share of crops is wheat (46%) and barley (39%).
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and the Consumer Market of Sverdlovsk Region, as of June 9, 457,3 thousand hectares of spring crops were planted in the region, which is 99% of the plan.
In particular, 338,6 thousand hectares of grain crops were sown in the region - 99,7% of the plan. Of these, wheat - 154,9 thousand ha, barley - 131,4 thousand ha, oats - 44,6 thousand ha, legumes - 7,7 thousand ha.
In 2020, in the Sverdlovsk region, the largest share of crops is in wheat (46%) and barley (39%). Oats in the structure of sowing occupies 13%, and legumes - 2%. Compared to 2019, the sowing structure has changed slightly.
Sowing vegetables was completed this year by 105,7% - 1,5 thousand ha. Compared to last year, the indicator increased by 19,5 percentage points, or 0,2 thousand hectares.
In the Sverdlovsk region, carrots account for a large share of vegetable crops - 543,8 ha (37%). 342,9 hectares (23%) were planted with beets, 317,3 hectares (22%) by cabbage, 268,1 hectares (18%) by other vegetables. Compared to 2019, the sowing structure has changed slightly due to an increase in the share of other vegetables.
By June 9, sowing of potatoes was completed at 98,5% - 13,6 thousand ha with a plan of 13,9 thousand ha.
Also in 2020, 51,9 thousand hectares of annual crops, 20,8 thousand hectares of corn, 21,8 thousand hectares of industrial crops (including rapeseed - 14,4 thousand hectares) were sown on the territory of the region, 9,1 thousand ha of coverless herbs.
As of the same date last year, 426,0 thousand ha were sown with spring crops (91,9%), including 315,2 thousand ha - with cereals (93,7%). Also 1,2 thousand hectares of vegetables were sown (86,3%), 13,7 thousand hectares of potatoes were planted (94,3%).
At the moment, the agrarians of the Sverdlovsk region have moved on to the next stage of the spring field work: they began to carry out chemical treatment of crops and began to harvest feed. By June 16, the herbicidal treatment was carried out on an area of 178,5 thousand ha, including 1,0 thousand ha using chemical fumes (2019 thousand ha were processed in 103,9 at the reporting date). 3,0 thousand tons of hay were harvested (1,4% of the plan), 64,8 thousand tons of hay (6,9%), 2,4 thousand tons of silage (0,3%) - a total of 21,8 thousand tons of feed units (1,3 kg per conditional head). In 2019, at this time, fodder was not yet harvested.
Prepared by the Sverdlovsk branch of the Center for Agricultural Analytics