Ukraine: Farmers of the Kherson region will expand the area under watermelons to 1 thousand hectares

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Published Mar 4, 2024

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Ukraine's Kherson region is planning to expand its watermelon cultivation area by five times to 1,000 hectares by 2024, as announced by Dmitry Yunusov, the acting director of the Department of Development of Agriculture and Irrigation of the Kherson Regional Branch. The region also aims to cultivate vegetables on an additional 6,000 hectares. This decision is driven by high prices and shortages of these products, leading some farmers to shift to these crops. Furthermore, Ukraine is boosting its onion production and exports, targeting markets in Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia.
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The area under watermelons in the Kherson region (Ukraine) is planned to increase 5 times in 2024 - up to 1 thousand hectares. And vegetables will be grown on 6 thousand hectares. Dmitry Yunusov, acting director, announced this on air at Suspilna. Director of the Department of Development of Agriculture and Irrigation of the Kherson Regional Branch, AgroTimes reports. Read also: Kherson region temporarily lost leadership. Where in Ukraine are the most melons grown? “If last year we sown no more than 200 hectares of Kherson watermelons, then this year we plan to increase the figure to a thousand hectares. And we will also increase other potatoes and vegetable crops, including tomatoes, to almost five thousand hectares. Since these products are in short supply and their prices are high, some farmers are switching to these products,” said Dmitry Yunusov. As EastFruit already wrote, Ukraine is gradually restoring onion production and even continues to increase onion exports against ...
Source: Eastfruit
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