Spring field work is being reported as underway in all Russian regions including the Siberian and Ural federal districts.
As of April 25, Russia spring sowing stood at 6.7 million hectares, or 12.6% of the forecast.
Spring cereals and legumes seeded on an area of 3.8 million hectares or 12.3% of the target area including 1.8mh of spring barley, 469kha of spring wheat and 807kha of corn.
Sunflower planting stands at 1.0mha or 14.4% of the forecast and soybean at 52kha or 2.3% of the forecast.
Sugar beet stands at 645kha or 57.2% of the forecast, potatoes 34kha or 10.2% and 38kha of vegetables or 18.7% of the forecast.