As of October 1, 2019, the general production of grains and pulses in all categories of agricultural households (agricultural organizations, farmers, population) of Russia reached 109.2 mln tonnes in bunker weight, an increase of 8% compared with the same date last year, reported the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) on October 16.
According to the announcement, the agricultural organizations, which concentrated 70.2% of the areas under grains and pulses (without corn), already realized the harvesting campaign throughout 89.4% of the plan (in 2018 — 86.5%). The harvest volumes of grains totaled 72.9 mln tonnes (in 2018 — 68.2 mln tonnes), with the average yield of 2.86 t/ha (2.76 t/ha).
In particular, wheat production in agricultural organizations reached 50.5 mln tonnes of the reporting volumes, against 48.2 mln tonnes on October 1, 2018. At the same time, the average yield of the grain totaled 3.08 t/ha, against 3.12 t/ha last year, Rosstat specified.
Also, as of the beginning of October, agricultural organizations harvested 3.2 mln tonnes of corn, with the yield of 5.71 t/ha (in 2018 — 2.8 mln tonnes, with the yield of 4.36 t/ha), and 4.9 mln tonnes of sunflower seed, with the yield of 2.27 t/ha (in 2018 — 3.1 mln tonnes, with yield of 1.91 t/ha).