Zhytomyr region increased acreage for corn, sunflower and soybeans

Zhytomyr region increased acreage for corn, sunflower and soybeans

In 2024, farmers in the Zhytomyr region increased the sown area under spring grains and legumes by 9.6 thousand hectares.

The Zhytomyr Regional State Administration reports this, according to Ukrinform.

"In the Zhytomyr region, sowing of spring crops for the 2024 harvest is almost completed. In all categories of farms in the region, 301.7 thousand hectares of spring grains and legumes were sown, which is 97% of the forecast and 9.6 thousand hectares more than last year," the report says.

It is noted that this year the agrarians of the region increased the acreage under corn by 7.8 thousand hectares, under sunflower by 22.7 thousand hectares, under soybeans by 18 thousand hectares, and under spring rape by 0.5 thousand hectares. The area under sugar beet decreased by 10 thousand hectares.

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The area under millet, potatoes, and gourds remained at the level of the previous year.

Buckwheat sowing is currently underway in the Zhytomyr region. This crop was sown on 62.4% of the planned area.

As reported earlier, Ukrainian farmers have completed spring sowing; almost 13 million hectares of spring crops have been planted.

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