As of October 17, Russian agrarians harvested grains and pulses throughout the areas of 44 mln ha (in 2018 — 43.2 mln ha), or 94% of the forecast. The production volumes reached 118.4 mln tonnes of grains (in 2018 — 110.5 mln tonnes), with the average yield of 2.69 t/ha (in 2018 — 2.56 t/ha), declared the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.
In particular, agrarians harvested 77.3 mln tonnes of wheat throughout 27.4 mln ha (97.7%), with the yield of 2.82 t/ha. Also, Russia harvested 21.4 mln tonnes of barley throughout 8.5 mln ha (96.3%), with the yield of 2.53 t/ha.
Russian agrarians harvested corn for grain throughout 1.3 mln ha, or 51.2% of the forecast. The production volumes totaled 7.8 mln tonnes, with the yield of 5.85 t/ha. Also, agrarians continued harvesting rice: the production volumes reached 1.1 mln tonnes, the harvested areas — 152.7 thsd ha (78.7%), and the average yield totaled 7.02 t/ha.
At the same time, agrarians already harvested sunflower seed throughout 5.4 mln ha (63.3%), and produced 10.4 mln tonnes of the oilseed, with the average yield at 1.92 t/ha.
Agrarians continued harvesting rapeseed, and as of October 17 the areas reached 1.3 mln ha (85.2%). The production volumes reached 2.1 mln tonnes, with the yield of 1.56 t/ha.
In addition, Russia harvested soybeans throughout 2 mln ha (65.8%), and produced 3.6 mln tonnes of the oilseed, with the yield of 1.78 t/ha.
At the same time, Russian agrarians harvested 32.9 mln tonnes of sugar beet throughout 734.5 thsd ha (64.2%), with the yield of 44.76 t/ha.
As of the reporting date, Russia already planted winter crops for the harvest-2020 throughout 16.4 mln ha, or 93.5% of the forecast.