Next spring Kostanay farmers plan to reduce the area of cultivation of wheat on 197 thousand hectares. About this correspondent of the IA “Kazakh-Zerno” was told in the regional department of agriculture.
Last winter, farmers were going to allocate for sowing of wheat 3,911.4 thousand ha, in fact it turned out to be a little more than 4 million hectares. Today, preliminary structure predicts sowing of crop on 3817 thousand hectares.
“More and more farmers increase oilseeds, forage, potatoes and vegetables. Of course, not as much as they cut wheat”, explained in the department.
To be precise, farmers are going to increase oilseed area this year by 55 thousand hectares, thus bringing the total area of cultivation to 288.6 thousand. Millet and buckwheat will occupy almost 11 thousand hectares more (28.6 thousand).
Spring sowing in Kostanay region, according to a preliminary structure of sown areas, will occupy 4661 thousand hectares.