As explained in the regional department of agriculture, there were no large losses of winter crops in the region. Compared to last year the weather conditions are more advantageous, wrote the correspondent of the IA “Kazakh-Zerno”.
To date, the safety of winter crops in the region is 98%. Snow cover on fields of the area is within the 30-40 cm.
“Until the spring comes, it is not worth to make any conclusions. It all depends on whether it will or will not be spring frosts “, explained in the department.
We remind, last year the West Kazakhstan farmers planned occupy with winter crops about 80thousand hectares. But timely rainfall made minor adjustments to the plans of the producers and the planting wedge reached 89 thousand hectares. (87.3 of which – winter rye and wheat).