Russian Agrarians Gather Record Crop of Oilseeds
According to the latest data from the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, as of November 11, 2019, the gross yield of the main oilseeds in the initial actual weight in the whole country amounted to a record 21.2 million tons, which is 20% higher than in the same period last year (17.7 million tons). Moreover sunflower crop on the indicated date amounted to 14.6 million tons with a yield of 18.4 kg / ha, soybeans - 4.35 million tons with a yield of 16.4 kg / ha, rapeseed - 2.2 million tons with a yield of 15, 7 kg / ha.
The sown area of oilseeds in 2019 was increased to 14.5 million hectares compared to 13.9 million hectares in 2018.
The Russian Ministry of Agriculture predicts that by 2024 the gross yield of oilseeds will increase to 29.3 million tons. Including sunflower - up to 16.5 million tons, rapeseed - up to 3.9 million tons, soybeans - up to 7.3 million tons.