Commission on Crime Prevention and Emergency Response, Volgograd region from June 14 introduced in the region on high alert because of the drought, threatening agricultural crops over an area of 600,000 hectares, the press service of the governor and the regional government.
Soil drought in the region began on May 1. According to experts, plant winter wheat in the south, beyond the Volga and central areas are depressed and critical condition — was dying of side shoots, drying the top of the ear. In spring crops is not a secondary root system.
"As of June 12 this year, says the drought in 24 municipal districts of the region, of which 21 reached the area of soil drought hazard criteria. Projected loss of crops on more than 600,000 hectares," — said in a statement.
According to authorities, the material damage is estimated at 5 billion rubles, the cost of agricultural producers to cultivate crops died — 1.9 billion rubles.
"Due to the current situation, the government of the Volgograd region has petitioned the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation with a request for assistance on the allocation of funds for reimbursement of expenses in connection with the projected loss of agricultural crops in the Volgograd region," — said agency.
Winter crops sown in the Volgograd region in the area of 1.45 million hectares of spring — to 515.6 thousand hectares, industrial crops — 644 thousand hectares.