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Over 1.8 million tons of grain threshed in Penza region

12:30 | 10.10.2016 | Agriculture

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Penza, 10 October 2016. PenzaNews. 1 million 836.5 tons of grain was threshed in the Penza region. The head of the Penzastat Segrei Shemenev reported on it during the action meeting in the regional government on Monday, October 10.

Over 1.8 million tons of grain threshed in Penza region

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“As of 1 October 2016, in farm units of all types, according to the Ministry of Agriculture [of the Penza region], 1 million 836.5 tons of grain, 640.6 thousand tons of sugar beet, 23.6 thousand tons of sunflower seeds, 435 thousand tons of potatoes and 134.8 thousand tons of vegetables – both indoor and outdoor planting,” he said.

According to Sergei Shemenev, the greater part of grain, beet and sunflower was received from organized farm units – 80%, 87% and 84% respectively, whereas the greater part of potatoes and vegetables – from private households (91% and 77%).

“Grain harvesting capacity on farms of all types amounted to 29.1 centners per hectare as of 1 October 2016. For comparison: on 1 October 2015 [it was] 22.9. Beet – 458 [centners per hectare], 289 – for the same period last year. Sunflower harvesting capacity – 17.1 [centners per hectare], last year – 15.1. Potato – 125 [centners per hectare], last year – 148, a little more. Vegetables - 174 centners per hectare, last year – 162,” the Penzastat head added.

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