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Large-scale sowing of spring crops for the harvest of 2023 has started in Crimea

CrimeaPRESS reports:

For the harvest of 2023, Crimean farmers will have to sow about 270,000 hectares of grain, legumes and oilseeds.

This year it is planned to sow 17% more spring cereals and legumes compared to last year. More than 3,000 hectares of fields have already been sown. The grain wedge will be about 400 hectares of spring wheat, about 40 thousand hectares of spring barley and about 4 thousand hectares of oats. Work is already underway in almost all regions of the republic. In this direction, we have more than 10 large agricultural producers, who have the largest areas of spring sowing. One of the leaders is located in the Krasnogvardeisky district — Boris-Agro LLC, where barley, wheat, rye, corn, flax and other crops have been grown for more than 25 years. Today, spring barley is sown on the fields of the enterprise. In about a month, planting of late spring crops such as corn, millet, sorghum, sunflower and soybeans will begin. I note that a significant increase in sown areas, as well as favorable natural and climatic conditions, give a great prospect for a generous Crimean harvest.— quotes the press service of the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Crimea Andrei Savchuk.

Andrey Savchuk reminded that now the Crimean farmers are also busy feeding winter crops. The work has entered an active phase — more than 165 thousand hectares have been fed, which is more than 49%, including winter wheat, barley, rye, rapeseed and other crops that are in good and satisfactory condition. Last year, the area under winter oilseeds for the 2023 harvest was also increased in the Kirovsky, Krasnogvardeisky, Nizhnegorsky and Chernomorsky regions.

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