Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Russian harvest update

Russian Ministry of Agriculture report harvest is underway in the Republic of Adygea, Kalmykia, North Ossetia-Alania, Stavropol, Krasnodar, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkess Republic.

As of 28 June, the Ministry report 670kha of grain and leguminous crops harvested (317kha in 2015) producing 2.9mmt with an average yield 4.3mt/ha (3.9mt/ha in 2015).

The Southern Federal District harvested 1.1mmt from ​​207kha (87kha in 2015) with an average yield of 5.4mt/ha (5.5mt/ha in 2015).

This includes the Republic of Adygea 90.7kmt from 17.8kha to yield 5.1mt/ha (5.4mt/ha in 2015); Republic of Kalmykia 42kmt from 12.7kha to yield 3.3mt/ha (2.6mt/ha in 2015); Krasnodar 990kmt from 176kha with an average yield of 5.6mt/ha (5.9mt/ha in 2015). 

The North Caucasus Federal District harvested 1.4mmt from ​​343kha (193kha in 20125) with an average yield of 4.2mt/ha (3.4mt/ha in 2015) with the bulk of this coming from Stavropol.

Still early days but my contacts are telling me initial test results are showing quality is down on last year.