Recall that in the region, by order of the governor, a regional headquarters was established to coordinate actions during the harvesting campaign, sowing winter crops, harvesting fodder and plowing chill, headed by Sergey Sushkov. According to the head of the Ministry of Agriculture, the harvesters of Agapovsky, Etkul and Krasnoarmeysky districts have already begun harvesting.
- To date, according to current data, 302 tons (0,4% of the sown area) have been harvested of potatoes at agricultural enterprises and in peasant farms in the region, says Sergey Sushkov. - 546 tons (1,7%) were harvested from open ground vegetables. And mass harvesting, including grain crops, will begin in the third decade of the month.
Now farms are preparing for the harvesting of grain. "Grain Strada" in the region starts with the harvesting of winter crops: wheat, rye and their hybrid triticale. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the region, they completely withstood the extremely cold conditions of spring and summer of 2017, and in winter no crops were frozen out.
Nevertheless, the governor had questions about the impact of weather anomalies on the timing and pace of cleaning. Boris Dubrovsky asked if climatic surprises made adjustments to the plans of farmers.
According to Sergei Sushkov, the cold rainy summer has largely led to delays in the growing season in crops. This was influenced by a large amount of precipitation throughout the region. Spring wheat is still green today. But, according to experts, from mid-August it will already be possible to begin harvesting winter crops, and from the 25th, mass harvesting of spring crops, potatoes and vegetables will be possible.
We add that this year the peasants of the Chelyabinsk region will have to harvest 1,4 million hectares of grain and leguminous plants, including 18 thousand hectares of winter crops. In addition, it is planned to harvest 6,4 thousand ha of potatoes and 1,28 thousand ha of open-field vegetables.
According to Sergey Sushkov, agricultural enterprises and farmers in the South Urals plan to collect at least 1,7 million tons of grain, about 100 thousand tons of potatoes and about 40 thousand tons of vegetables.
But it is equally important to provide livestock with feed. And this rainy summer, when forage crops are rapidly growing, there is no problem with this. In the area, forage is being harvested. To date, 84 thousand tons of hay and 247 thousand tons of hay are already stored for future wintering, respectively 77 and 76% of the planned amount. For each head of cattle, 13,3 centners of fodder units were harvested - about half the necessary volumes for a satisfying wintering of cattle. But taking into account grain fodder and silage crops - corn and sunflower, the harvesting of which will begin in late August - September, there is a real hope that the feed will be stored in excess.
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