2,251 million tons of grain were threshed in the Chelyabinsk Region, including 1,476 million tons of wheat. Compared to 2016, the current crop increased by 18%. About this to the Governor Boris Dubrovsky The Minister of Agriculture Sergey Sushkov reported.
Currently, South Ural farmers have to thresh less than 2% of the total harvested area.
In agricultural organizations and farms collected 106,8 thousand tons of potatoes, 29,5 thousand tons of open field vegetables. Harvesting is nearing completion, 9% of crops are waiting their turn. It is planned to collect about 32 thousand tons of onions, carrots, beets and cabbage.
According to Sergey Sushkov, the main prerequisites for the growth of yield in the current year are both an increase in the share of high-quality seeds used in sowing, and an increase in the use of mineral and organic fertilizers, and compliance with the sowing dates and, in general, agricultural technology.
“Of course, the main characters of the current harvest are our machine operators, agronomists, current workers, drivers, who were often at their workplaces around the clock and made every effort to harvest the grown crop without losses,” he said.
In terms of gross grain harvesting, the South Ural confidently holds the first place in the Ural Federal District. The share of the Chelyabinsk region in the total harvest in the Urals Federal District is 32%. A total of 13 million tons of grain was harvested by October 6,9.
A source: https://www.nakanune.ru