Friday, 19 May 2017

Latest spring planting figures for Russia

As of May 17, Russia’s spring sowing stood at 27.9 million hectares or 52.9% of the forecast.

Spring grain crops have been sown on an area of 16.6mha, or 53.5% of the target area including 4.9mha of spring wheat, 5.4mha of spring barley and 2.4mha of corn.

Other combinable crops plantings include 4.4mha of sunflower or 62.0% of the forecast and 1.0mha of soybean or 44.4% of the forecast.

Sugar beet planting is nearly complete at 1.1mha or 100.1% of the forecast, potatoes are 140kha or 41.7% of the forecast and 91.6kha of vegetables which represents 45.0% of the forecast.

Ministry of Agriculture of Russia: spring sowing held on an area of 27.9 million hectares (52.9% of the forecast)