Authorities have described the condition of winter crops in Rostov region

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Againpretty in fotobiennale planting. ArchiveAuthorities have described the condition of winter crops in Rostov region© RIA Novosti / Sergey Againpretty the image Bank

The condition of winter crops on most of agricultural land in Rostov region is currently better than last season, reported pre-plant meeting, first Deputy Governor Viktor Goncharov.

According to him, last fall the farmers of the region planted winter crops of 2.5 million hectares, which is 3% higher than for harvest in 2017. Of these, winter wheat planted 2.4 million hectares.

«Currently, the condition of winter crops as a whole better than last season,» — said Goncharov. He noted that weather conditions contributed to the accumulation of moisture in the soil reserves of 25-30 millimetres longer than in 2017.

According to the Governor of Rostov region Vasily Golubev, the state support of agriculture in the current year exceeded last year’s volumes. For today attracted more than 6.3 billion rubles, as against 5.8 billion rubles in 2017. Including about 2.5 billion rubles allocated from the budget of the Rostov region. The main tasks in the coming agricultural year the Governor called the increase in the production and processing of products, as well as improving grain quality.

In 2017, the production index of agricultural products amounted to 107%. For the first time in the history of the region was collected 13.6 million tons of grain and bean, which is 15% higher than in 2016.