Agricultural producers of the Krasnodar Territory continue to carry out the harvesting campaign of oilseeds . According to the Kuban Agricultural Information and Consulting Center under the regional Ministry of Agriculture, by September 5, 113.3 thousand tons of sunflower have already been harvested with an average yield of 30 centners per hectare. The threshing of seeds took place on an area of 8% of the plan (38 thousand hectares), in total 476 thousand hectares were allocated for cultivation.
The gross harvest of soybeans by the reporting date had almost reached 80 thousand tons, the yield was 20.4 c/ha. 23% of the area under oilseeds has been harvested (39 thousand hectares); in total, more than 170 thousand hectares have been allocated for it.
The materials also note that local farmers have started harvesting rice. The Krasnodar Territory is the largest region of the Russian Federation for growing this crop; about 100 farms are engaged in its production.
As of September 5, the first 28 thousand hectares have been harvested. In this year the sowing area increased by 20% to 110 thousand hectares due to the construction of a temporary dam at the Fedorovsky hydroelectric complex, where an accident occurred in April 2022: the dam and lock structures collapsed.
“The gross agricultural harvest last year decreased by 23.5% and amounted to 650 thousand tons,” the materials note .
According to the forecasts of the regional authorities, in this year. The rice harvest is expected to be no lower than last year’s.