Russia: in 2019/20 MY, the harvest of sunflower seed to vary at the average annual figures — Ministry of Agriculture




In terms of the favourable weather conditions during the harvesting campaign, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation expected for sunflower seed harvest in the country in the current year at the level not lower than the average annual figures, announced the press-service of the Ministry on August 27.

In 2019, the planted areas under sunflower seed in Russia totaled 8.5 mln ha. The share of the oilseed areas in the general structure of crop areas reached 10.7%, noted the officials.

Also, in the current year the planted areas under sunflower seed exceeded the last year level (8.2 mln ha), when Russia produced the record harvest — 12.8 mln tonnes.