Spring crops in Russia for may 22 sown 39.7 million hectares – Ministry of agriculture

Яровые культуры в РФ к 22 мая посеяны на 39,7 млн га - Минсельхоз

Spring crops in Russia for may 22 sown 39.7 million hectares , that is 76,5% of the planned area of 1.2 million hectares more than on the same date last year, according to the Ministry of agriculture.

In particular, crops located at 23.3 million hectares (80%, 21.8 million hectares last year), including wheat – on 9.7 million ha (79,4%, on 7.8 million hectares), barley – 6.8 mln ha (86,1%, on 6.6 million ha), maize – 2.7 million hectares (97,2%, on 2.4 million ha), rice – by 159,2 thousand hectares (80.7 per cent, on 164,2 thousand hectares).

Sugar beet was sown on 922,6 thousand hectares (97.6 percent, 1.1 million ha), sunflower – at 6.9 million hectares (85.6 per cent, to 7.1 million ha), rapeseed – 1 mln ha (77%, on 1.1 million ha), soybeans – by 1.87 million hectares (58.9 per cent, to 1.5 million hectares).

Agricultural companies and farmers planted potatoes on 206,5 thousand hectares (66,9% in of 209.6 thousand hectares), planted vegetables 124.2 thousand hectares (67%, to 119.1 thousand hectares).

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