Grain yields lower than last year
As of 4 July with 437 thousand hectares (5% of the plan) harvested 1,372 million tons of early grain and leguminous crops with a yield of 3.14 t/ha. For comparison, 04.07.2016 of 576 thousand hectares were harvested of 2.04 million tons of grain with an average yield of 3.54 t/ha.
- Wheat harvested 315 thousand tons from 104 thousand hectares (2% of the plan) with a yield of 3.02 t/ha against 99 thousand hectares of 3.74 t/ha in 2016
- Barley harvested 957 thousand tons from 290 thousand hectares (12% of plan) with a yield of 3.30 t/ha versus 457 thousand hectares and 3.52 MT/ha in 2016
- Peas harvested 100 tons with 42 thousand hectares (11% of plan) with a yield of 2.37 t/ha vs 21 thousand hectares of 2.95 t/ha in 2016
According to the head of the National scientific center "Institute of agrarian Economics", academician of NAAS South Lupenka, in 2017 the production of grain and leguminous crops in comparison with last year will be reduced by 10.7% to 59,04 million tonnes, mainly due to the decrease of the yield will decrease by 11.6%.
wheat Production in the current year will be reduced by 17.9%. Due to the reduction of acreage under barley and reduce yields, its production will fall by 23.3%. Gross harvest of rice and corn is almost unchanged, and rye will increase by 7.7%. Due to the increase in the acreage of peas, his yield will increase by 10.3%," - said Yuri Lupenko.