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Sowing campaign starts in Penza

18:08 | 27.04.2018 | Agriculture

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Penza, 27 April 2018. PenzaNews. Farmers of the Bashmakovsky and Kolysheysky areas were the first in the Penza region to start sowing early spring crops. This was reported by the press service of the regional Ministry of Agriculture.

Sowing campaign starts in Penza

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The department specified that the cropping plan prepared in the region provides for the placement of crops in the territory of nearly 1.4 million hectares.

"Grains and leguminous crops will occupy 753,800 hectares, industrial crops – 398,400 hectares. Spring crops will be sown in the territory of 912,800 hectares," the press service said.

The ministry added that the machinery is ready to work. 91,000 tons of certified seeds, which makes up 113% of the required amount, are available.

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