According to the recent agricultural figures, in 2019 Russia harvested 15.3 mln tonnes of sunflower seed in bunker weight, an increase of 23% compared with last year (12.5 mln tonnes), which became the record results in the modern history of the country, reported the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation on December 19.
In particular, in 2019 the planted areas under sunflower seed increased to 8.5 mln ha, against 8.1 mln ha last year. The average yield totaled 1.85 t/ha, as opposed to 1.6 t/ha last year.
In the current year, Krasnodar Krai, Saratov, Rostov, Orenburg, Voronezh and Volgograd oblasts became the leaders among the regions of the oilseed cultivation.
Compliance of the agricultural technologies of sunflower seed cultivation, including application of the optimum rates of mineral fertilizers, and observance of the crop rotation, became the main factors contributing to the growth of sunflower seed production, added the press-service.