Interim results of ASTARTA’s field works

19.10.2016

The farmland units of ASTARTA are very close to complete their winter sowing campaign for the harvest of 2017. For today the Company sowed over 90% of the targeted 55 thousand hectares (flat y-o-y). The level of precipitation is quite favorable for the development and strengthening of the crop sprouts.

The Company is also in the middle of its corn and sugar beet harvesting campaign. As of today, average sugar beet yield reached 52 tonnes/ha, corn – 8.3 tonnes/ha, while the yields are expected to increase by the end of the harvesting campaign. ASTARTA has completed harvesting of oilseeds and produced 91 thousand tonnes of soybeans and 73 thousand tonnes of sunflower seeds with average yields of 2.2 tonnes/ha and 2.6 tonnes/ha, respectively.

In autumn 2016 ASTARTA successfully completed its investment projects and expanded storage capacity of its two grain silos in Khmelnitsky and Vinnytsia regions by 82 thousand tonnes. Construction of greenfield grain silos will continue in 2017 within the framework of the investment program «Grain of ASTARTA».

 

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