Sverdlovsk farmers do not expect high yield because of the heat

Agricultural producers Sverdlovsk region do not expect a high yield of grain this year because of the dry weather, established in the region, said Tuesday the regional Ministry of agriculture and food.

In June and July in the region established a dry and hot weather. According to forecasters, the daytime air is heated to 30-33 degrees.

"At the time of ripening of crops due to drought occurs rapidly, by about 15-17 days earlier than it would in a comfortable weather. According crops it can reduce the number of grains per ear and reduce their weight," — are reported words of the Minister Mikhail Kopytova agribusiness in the region.

Regional Ministry of agriculture recommends farmers urgently mowed forage crops.

According Kopytova situation with potatoes and vegetables in the region remains stable — maturation begins after July 20.

Ministry of agriculture and food of the region noted that, despite the dry summer, the reasons for concern, as in 2010, the year in some areas of the Sverdlovsk region was declared a disaster mode, no.

"It is worth noting that in the Sverdlovsk region this year from such weather events are insured 24 farms with total area of 35,000 hectares. This is two times more than last year," — said in a statement.

Farmers in the Sverdlovsk region in 2011 a record harvest — 760,000 tons of cereals, 800 tons of potatoes, more than 180 thousand tons of vegetables. Forage was harvested from 32 quintals per conventional animal.

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