Kazakhstan started spring grain harvesting


At the beginning of last week weather conditions were favorable for completion of winter wheat harvesting in the South and South East. Crops condition is mainly good and stage of development - full ripeness.

In the reporting period conditions were also favorable for growth and development of spring grain crops and grain filling, though short term precipitations in Akmola and South-Kazakh region influenced the start of harvesting works.

Meteorological conditions in August led to decrease in the spread of grain crop diseases. Spring grain crops are at milk - wax ripeness stages and their condition is mainly excellent and good and in some places satisfactory. Farmers of all regions started harvesting works.

According to official data, by August 29 grain crops had been threshed from 1573.8 Th ha, which was 10.3% of the plan. 2734.2 KMT was harvested with average yield 1.74 MT/ha. By the same date of 2015, 1907.1 KMT of grain had been harvested from 1417 Th ha with average yield - 1.35 MT/ha.





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