All types of spring field work in the region dragged on for almost 3 weeks due to bad weather
Bad weather in the Omsk region forced farmers to adjust the timing of spring work. As of today, there were only about a dozen completely sunny days from the beginning of spring and only a couple of days when the air temperature exceeded the mark of 20 degrees. For the region, it is abnormally cold. Therefore, the regional agro-industrial complex decided not to tempt fate, and only after May 15, sowing work began. So spring crops were sown on more than 620 hectares, and about 000% are now planted on potatoes. These data were disseminated by the regional Ministry of Agriculture.
At the same time, Omsk agricultural producers, “spoiled” by record high wheat yields over the past two years, have planned to increase the area of non-grain crops, including oilseeds and vegetables, for 2018. To increase productivity in a number of farms, Russian satellite technologies and automation of production are actively used. According to Omsk farmers, in difficult weather conditions, interest in new technical solutions is increasing, which allows to minimize losses with a possible low yield.
Now the time shift for spring work in the fields of the Omsk region is estimated at 2-3 weeks. Ministry of Agriculture experts say that the chances of a good harvest are preserved if farms choose a well-thought-out approach to work this year.
A source: https://sm-news.ru