Over the first five months of 2018 the production of pigs for slaughter in live weight in agricultural organizations amounted to 1.64 million tons – by 11.5% more on to the same period of the last year.
Roman Akimov, a student from Krasnoyarsk, created an agricultural scanner, which will make it possible to switch to precision farming technologies and increase the crop productivity. The mobile device is an unmanned platform with built-in weather sensors, multispectral camera and software. Arduino Pilot Mega controller enables to follow the given route of the model using GSM and GLONASS navigation.
Spring sowing in the whole country was carried out on the area of 50.4 million hectares. Spring cereals and leguminous crops were sown on the area of 29.5 million hectares.
As of June 18, 2018 the gross collection of greenhouse vegetables in the whole country amounted to 463 thousand tons, which was a 10.7% rise on 2017 (418.2 thousand tons).
Collection of cucumbers totaled 331.7 thousand tons or by 5.7% more than in 2017 (313.7 thousand tons), tomatoes – 123.3 thousand tons, which is a 25.8% increase on 2017 (98.0 thousand tons) ...
As of June 14, the total amount of loans provided for seasonal field work grew to 169.6 billion rubles, which is a 19.54% increase on the same date of the last year.
According to the operational data of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, as of June 11, 2018 the daily milk sales by agricultural organizations amounted to 47.7 thousand tons – by 3.6% more than in the last year (in 2017 – 46.0 thousand tons).
As part of the creation of a cheese cluster in the Leningrad region, 750 million rubles for 3 years will be allocated from the regional budget for implementation of five projects on the construction of cheese factories total value of about 5 billion rubles.
The area of irrigated lands is 4.68 million hectares of the available 9.47 million hectares of reclaimed land in Russia. In 2018 3.89 million hectares of irrigated land (83%) will be used in agricultural production.
According to the operational data of FCS of Russia, as of June 13 about 50.5 million tons of grain were exported (excluding export to the EAEU countries), which is a 47% increase on the similar period of the last season (34.3 million tons).
Spring sowing in the whole country was carried out on the area of 49.3 million hectares. Spring grain and leguminous crops were sown on the area of 29 million hectares.