Grain harvest in Kherson region reached 1.5 million tons

As at July 9th, agriproducers in Kherson region have harvested 1.5 Mt of grain crops on 70 percent of areas, the State Regional Administration reports.

Wheat crop by the reporting date has reached 1 Mt with the average yield of 3.37 tons/hectare.

"Winter barley harvesting is nearing completion, while winter rapeseed cropping is almost complete. Harvesting of early grains will last until the end of the second decade of July," noted the press service.

According to the report, there were local rainfalls on the territory of the region and which slowed down the pace of harvesting campaign in several agricultural enterprises. However, in general, the harvesting campaign in the region is running as scheduled.

Earlier reported that all regions in Ukraine started harvesting early grain and leguminous crops. Field works are carried out on the area of 3.4 million hectares (35 percent) resulting in 11.3 million tons of harvested grain.

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