Russia: Vegetable yields in the Sverdlovsk region increased by 1.5 times, despite the drought

Updated Sep 22, 2023
The yield of open-ground vegetables in the Sverdlovsk region increased in 2023 by almost 1.5 times compared to last year, the region’s information policy department reported. Early spring and warm weather allowed farmers to begin field work in 2023 about two weeks earlier than last year. However, subsequently, abnormally hot weather and lack of precipitation in May and June negatively affected the growth and development of agricultural crops. In this regard, Governor Evgeny Kuyvashev decided to introduce a regional emergency regime in 42 municipalities where crops were damaged due to drought. "This year's potato yield is on average 204.2 centners per hectare. This is 29.5% more than the 2022 yield. The yield of open-ground vegetables has also increased - 311.1 centners per hectare, which is 46.6% higher," than last year," the report says. According to the Minister of Agriculture and Consumer Market of the Sverdlovsk Region Anna Kuznetsova, commodity producers in the region are ...
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