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Peak sunflower crops gathered in Penza region

11:45 | 31.10.2016 | Agriculture

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Penza, 31 October 2016. PenzaNews. Gross sunflower crops in the Penza region amounted to 308 thousand tons.

Peak sunflower crops gathered in Penza region

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“This is a record figure for the region for the whole history,” the press service of the regional Ministry of Agriculture told PenzaNews noting that cropping is still going on.

‘For comparison in 2015 – gross sunflower crops amounted to 261.9 thousand tons,” the Ministry added.

The press service said that the harvesting capacity reached 16.3 centners per hectare.

“Upon these figures, the Penza region continues to lead in the Volga Federal District,” the department said.

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