More than 48 thousand hectares of land to be sown in Yakutia in 2020
The republic increases the crops area 102,9% compared to the last year
Yakutia 24 TV channel: Yakutia authorities held a meeting where they discussed the preparations for spring-field agricultural work.
According to the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Republic, Nikolai Afanasyev, it is planned to increase the crops area to 48,7 thousand hectares, or 102,9% of the 2019 figure. More than nine thousand hectares of grain crops are to be sown in 2020, including 30,2 thousand hectares of forage crops, 7,4 thousand hectares of potatoes, 1,7 thousand hectares of open-field vegetables.
According to experts, in the fall of 2020, the gross grain harvest will be 11,3 thousand tons, potatoes – 77,2 thousand tons, vegetables of open and closed ground – 34,4 thousand tons. The need for grain crops seeds is thousands of tons, for fodder crops is 3050 tons. Seeds are mainly supplied from the Tyumen region.