«Astarta» began 2018 production season


The spring field works began in early March with seasonal fertilizing of winter wheat, which is by 40% complete. Spring sowing campaign is due to start in a few weeks’ time and will stick to traditional crop rotation (sugar beet, corn, soybeans, sunflowers and other crops). This year the grown area for sugar beet will remain as the previous year.

It is reported by the press-service of the company.

This year «Astarta» will continue developing an integrated management system for agricultural production, targeted investments into precision farming, irrigation systems, GPS-tracking, quality controls. It is also intended to extend activities of «Astarta-Selection» subsidiary oversees seed production, field research, seed and soil laboratory analysis for Astarta’s farms and third parties.

Sugar refineries are also starting preparations for the next season. This year the investments in the segment will finance the beginning of construction of a new sugar silo at Narkevychy sugar refinery, developing water-treating facilities at Globyno industrial unit (sugar refinery, biogas plant and soybean processing plant), as well as installation of a modern core equipment (centrifuges, pulp presses etc) at several sugar refineries.


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