Villagers Volgograd region drought lost about 600,000 hectares of crops, accounting for almost a third of the total area, said on Wednesday the administration of the region.
"Under the current crop year, winter crops were sown on an area of 1.4 million hectares, spring cereals — to 515.6 thousand hectares. However, extreme weather conditions (soil and atmospheric drought, drought) have a negative impact on the development of all types of agricultural crops. On the area of 600 thousand hectares of them died, "- said in a statement.
It is noted that 633,000 tons of grain is harvested.
"The work the fields about 2.3 thousand harvesters. Already harvested area of 382 thousand hectares," — said in a press release.