Kazakhstan: By 2016 wheat area in Kostanay region will be reduced by 10%

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Kostanay region by 2016 plans to increase oilseeds area to 311 thousand hectares. This is 6.2% to spring sowing. This was said at a meeting in the akimat of Kostanay region by the head of the agricultural department of the akimat of Kostanay region Fedor Filippov.

«Gross grain harvest in 2013 with an average yield of 11.4 q/ha was more than 5 million tons, which exceeded the level in 2012 by 1.8 times (2.8 million tons). In 2013, using water saving technology is planted 4.1 million hectares, or 93 % of the area, including more than 1 million hectares using zero technology (25 %)”, he said.

According to him, on an area of 520 thousand hectares are applied 24 thousand tons of mineral fertilizers, measures to combat weeds and pests were held in time, reported the IA “Kazakh-Zerno”.

“A key focus for the coming years is the diversification of agricultural industry and further improvement of the structure of sown areas. By 2016, it is planned to expand oilseeds area to 311 thousand hectares (6.2% to spring sowing), feed to 673 thousand hectares (13.5%), coarse grain to 400 thousand hectares (8%”, explained F. Filippov.

Wheat area will be reduced to 3.6 million hectares (72%). The share of wheat in the overall spring sowing today is 82%.

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