Drought in Ukraine threatens disruption sowing

The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food concerned autumns drought and going to make adjustments to sowing. This, as the correspondent ForUm'a at the briefing, commenting on the progress of autumn field works, said the head of department Nikolay Prysyazhnyuk.

"As of September 27 winter crops sown on the area of 4.1 million hectares. This is 50% of the projected figure. Last year on this day it was planted four million hectares, "- said Prisyazhnyuk.

According to him, today's climatic conditions are of concern, since this fall was dry for 15 years. "We, together with the Academy of Sciences and hydrometeorological center conducted weekly conference calls to inform the regions of scientific advice on the planting season," — said the Minister.

He also predicts that this year will have to reduce the area under winter crops and accordingly to increase grain crop ardent next spring.

"Weather Center gives us the information that the first ten days of October will be too dry. And if the drought does not give us the opportunity to conduct in full autumn field works, we will recommend to change the structure of the grain of the wedge and increase planting in the spring. However, threatening the critical moments of today we do not see "- summed Prisyazhnyuk.

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