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Crimean farmers focus on mustard

CrimeaPRESS reports:

For the harvest of 2023, Crimean farmers plan to sow mustard on an area of ​​more than 8,000 hectares. In 2022, this crop was harvested from an area of ​​6.4 thousand hectares, from which more than 3 thousand tons of crops were harvested.

Sowing of spring crops continues. Now farmers are sowing: wheat, coriander, oats, peas, barley, spring crops for green fodder and other species. Also on the Crimean fields passes, sowing mustard. Already sown about 10% of the total area, about 600 hectares. It is used in cooking as an early green fodder for livestock, and the crop is also sown as a green manure — green manure. In beekeeping, mustard is a good honey plant, which gives from 50 to 100 kilograms of nectar per 1 hectare of sowing.— quotes the press service of the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Crimea Andrei Savchuk.

Andrey Savchuk also noted that this year the largest areas of this crop will appear in the Saki, Krasnogvardeisky, Pervomaisky and Nizhnegorsky regions. Among the leading enterprises that cultivate mustard are Tavrida LLC and Zarya LLC in the Saki region and Raduga LLC in Simferopol region.

Recall that for the harvest of 2023, farmers will have to sow about 270 thousand hectares of grain, leguminous and oilseed spring crops. This year it is planned to sow 17% more spring cereals and legumes compared to last year. More than 39,000 hectares of fields have already been sown with spring crops. The grain wedge will be about 400 hectares of spring wheat, about 33 thousand hectares of spring barley and more than 4 thousand hectares of oats. Work is already underway in all regions of the republic. In this direction, more than 10 large agricultural producers are working in the republic, which have the largest areas of spring sowing.

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