Harvest is complicated by rainy weather, said the Ministry of agriculture

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in Photobacterium current in the Novosibirsk region. Archival photoHarvest is complicated by rainy weather, said the Ministry of agriculture© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

The harvest in Russia is complicated by rainy weather, said the Director of the Department of plant-growing, chemicalization and plant protection Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation Pyotr Chekmarev.

«Now it’s harvest time, it was not completed. Is in the most difficult weather conditions. It rains in Siberia is particularly bad, it is collecting in the North-Western Federal district the situation is also not very add up. In the near future even snow, it also complicates the situation in the harvest» — he said, speaking at the conference «the Growing Technological momentum of the new season.»

Adverse weather conditions have already affected the corn crop, said Chekmarev. «Corn has let us down, because it was not enough heat to corn has formed a good harvest, despite the fact that was good,» he said.

Corn this year, he said, will be at least 2 million tons less in comparison with the past.