Orenburg region almost finished harvesting, harvested in the region of about 650 million tons of grain – three times less than the previous year, said on Thursday, RIA Novosti, the representative of the Ministry of agriculture and food processing industry in the region.
Last summer, in the Orenburg region acted emergency mode due to abnormal weather conditions – dry winds and severe drought.
"As of September 16 Orenburg area harvested nearly 1.04 million hectares of grain, harvested 1.035 million hectares – is 92% of the total harvested area in the region. Now region harvested 652.3 thousand tons of grain. Average yield of the land that remained after retirement, was about 6.3 tons per hectare, "- said the source.
Last year following harvest in 2009 in Orenburg region was harvested about 2 million tons of grain.
Interviewee said that only in the region on the basis of last summer written off more than 1 million hectares of crops. Grain on this area died because of the drought.
According to him, under the next year's crop in the Orenburg region planned to sow winter crops on a total area of about 749,000 hectares. But because of the weather in fact, the greater risks in region sown, 320.8 thousand hectares – is 43% of the plan.
"The plan of sowing winter crops failed to fulfill any one district area," – said the representative of the Ministry.
"This year has generally been extremely unfortunate for agricultural producers in our region. In Orenburg areas were observed not only abnormal weather conditions, but also create an economic environment in which the price of a number of agricultural products was very low. As a result, agricultural producers can not sell their products and, consequently, to pay outstanding wages to pay loans, "- as he said.
Source: RIA Novosti