At the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, chaired by First Deputy Minister Dzhambulat Khatuov, a meeting was held on increasing the use of mineral fertilizers by agrarians. It was attended by the heads of regional agrarian departments, representatives of the Russian Association of Fertilizer Producers, scientific and business communities.
Systematic application of fertilizers, primarily mineral fertilizers, allows to increase the gross yield of agricultural crops and increase the productivity of soils. As noted at the event, today domestic producers produce more than 60 types of high quality fertilizers and fully fulfill their obligations to provide the agro-industrial complex both in terms of volume and assortment. At the same time, the domestic market is a strategic priority for Russian manufacturers.
According to the operational information of the administrative bodies of the agro-industrial complex of the constituent entities, this year, as of October 26, agricultural producers purchased 3,5 million mineral fertilizers, which is 9,3% or 350 thousand tons more than in the same period last year. Accumulated resources (including residues) amount to 3,7 million tons of fuel oil. Positive work in this direction is noted in the Ryazan, Kursk, Voronezh regions and the Republic of Tatarstan.
This year, the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia forecasts the purchase of mineral fertilizers at the level of 4 million tons of diesel fuel, which is 14% higher than last year (3,5 million tons). This will ensure the introduction of 52-53 kg of AI. per hectare of sown area on average in the country. The increase in the volume of application is facilitated by state support measures that stimulate agricultural producers to increase soil productivity and increase crop yields. By 1, the goal is to purchase at least 2024 million tons of mineral fertilizers in active ingredients.
Following the meeting, the regional management bodies of the agro-industrial complex were tasked with ensuring the availability of mineral fertilizers for farmers, primarily for small businesses, including through preferential lending and government support measures. The Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation monitors prices and volumes of purchases of these products by agricultural producers on an ongoing basis.