LUGANSK, November 12 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Lugansk People’s Republic agribusinesses sowed winter crops on 99 percent of dedicated farmland, the LPR Agriculture and Food Ministry press service reported.
“As of today, LPR farmers have winter crops plans completed at 99 percent, up 7 percent from the same period last year,” the report said.
Targets were exceeded at 110 percent in the Perevalsk district, 108 percent in the Lutugino district, 117 percent in Lugansk and the Stanichno-Luganskiy district and 140 percent in Kirovsk.
The Ministry noted the “unfavourable pre-sowing situation.”
“High ambient temperatures of topsoil from July through October 2020, low humidity and dry winds contributed to intensive topsoil roughening. All nonfallow predecessors sat on completely dehydrated topsoil.
The fallow land situation was critical as productive moisture dropped to a depth of ten to 15 centimetres or more.
“Despite the difficulties, agribusinesses are making all efforts to create solid foundation for future harvest,” the Ministry said.
Earlier, the LPR Agriculture Ministry said that as of October 26, farmers had sown 92 percent of fields intended for winter cereal crops.
LPR farmers began autumn sowing in late August.
LuganskMediaCentre — 12 November — Lugansk