Ukraine may lose harvest of winter grains throughout one fourth of areas

14:16, 18 November 2011
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According to him, the losses of...

According to estimations of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, due to adverse weather conditions, losses of winter crops may cover the area of 2 mln ha, informed Nikolai Prysiazhnyuk, head of the Ministry on November 16, according to www.agrimarket.info.

According to him, the losses of winter crops are caused by adverse weather conditions, particularly - dry autumn and sharp reduction of air temperature.

As a reminder, as of November 11 Ukraine sowed winter grains throughout the areas of 8.05 mln ha, which totaled 99% of the planned areas. In particular, agrarians sowed wheat throughout 6.5 mln ha (99% of the forecast), rye - 330 thsd ha (99%), barley – 1.22 mln ha (99.6%).

The Ministry of Agrarian Policy forecasts sowing of winter crops in 2011 throughout the areas of 9.1 mln ha, including winter grains - 8.1 mln ha.

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