Ukraine: Kherson oblast farmers will expand the area under watermelons to 1,000 hectares

Published Mar 6, 2024

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By 2024, Ukraine's Kherson region plans to expand its watermelon cultivation area fivefold to 1,000 hectares and grow vegetables on 6,000 hectares. The region is also restarting onion production and boosting exports to several European countries. Meanwhile, the Dodola 2021 farm, which was under Russian occupation for nine months, managed to sow half of its land using No-till technology. In other agricultural advancements, a team of Dartmouth College seniors has developed a project to grow vegetables on Mars, and an Israeli company has created a new banana variety resistant to the Panama disease.
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In 2024, the area under watermelons in the Kherson region is planned to increase 5 times to 1,000 hectares. And vegetables will be grown on 6,000 hectares, said the acting director. Dmytro Yunusov, Director of the Department of Agricultural Development and Irrigation of Kherson Oblast, reports AgroTimes. If last year we sowed no more than 200 hectares of Kherson watermelons, this year we plan to increase the figure to a thousand hectares. We will also increase the cultivation of other potato and vegetable crops, including tomatoes, to almost five thousand hectares. Since this product is scarce and the price for it is high, some farmers switch to this product, Yunusov explained. Ukraine is gradually resuming onion production and even continues to increase onion exports against the backdrop of a growing onion shortage in the European Union and falling prices in Ukraine. In particular, Ukrainian onion exporters managed to increase the volume of deliveries to Romania and Moldova, as ...
Source: Landlord
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