Russian Grain Union fears a new drought in Russia this year

Russian Grain Union fears a new drought in Russia this yearHigh atmospheric pressure, set in the European part of Russia, could mean the arrival of the drought in the spring and summer of 2012, told reporters the president of the Russian Grain Union (RGU) Arkady Zlochevsky.

"It is the fear factor such as a record of atmospheric pressure, which we now observe. Since factor winter peak performance pressure traditionally, as climatologists say — it is a factor of drought. There is a risk of recurrence of drought in the spring and summer of 2012, "- he said on the sidelines of an international conference of agricultural producers, suppliers of" Where the margin? "

The very condition of winter fears among experts does not. "Winter in good condition," — said Zlochevsky. According to him, the risk of loss of winter may be about 1 million hectares, that is, these areas can be perezaseyany spring for spring.

"If all goes well with the weather, the assessment of potential yield in 2012 than in 2011. We figured that, given the size and condition of winter crops and plans on summer planting, we can get about 100 million tons, this will not work if the risks of drought "- continued Zlochevsky.

The grain harvest in 2011 totaled 93.9 million tons in net weight.

Abnormal drought observed in Russia in 2010 — then the heat lost about 20% of all cultivated land, or 30% of grain crops, and the harvest has fallen by more than 30%, to 61 million tonnes.

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