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In Russia may decrease the yield of buckwheat due to the late timing of the sowing campaign in the South of Western Siberia. About it writes “Interfax” with reference to the scientific Director of the hydrometeorological center of Russia Roman Vilfand.
According to him, in the South of Western Siberia and the Altai buckwheat was planted very late due to “inappropriate conditions.” In this regard, a high probability that in 2019, the harvest will be smaller than in 2018.
According to the Analytics of the company “Prozerno”, in the current year’s crop of buckwheat could reach 904 thousand tonnes compared to 932 thousand tons a year earlier. As writes the edition “Agroinvestor”, the crops of agriculture are estimated at one million hectares, which is 45 thousand hectares lower than last year.
In the end, however, the acreage may be even less than forecast in million hectares, as the cost of buckwheat in the last season was low, said General Director of “Prozerno” Vladimir Petrichenko.
In February it became known that buckwheat in 2018 fell by 29 per cent to 49.9 rubles per kilogram. This is more than a quarter of its value in 2017. The reason for this was a record harvest.
Russia is a major world producer of buckwheat. Main acreage of this crop in the South of Western Siberia and in the Altai region.
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