Due to snowy spring and abundant spring rains the current harvest of winter grain crops in the West Kazakhstan region will be bountiful. Local farmers have already started harvesting. Grain sown area totals 464 thousand hectares in the region. In the major grain sowing area Zelёnovsk, all the equipment has already been prepared for the field. 10% of winter crops were already harvested. According to farmers, now the main task is to harvest crops in time and without losses and start preparing for the autumn sowing campaign.
Vladimir BELUGIN, FARM DIRECTOR:
We occupy currently from 20 till 40 hectares on our fields. All the equipment is ready and operates. The weather allows working. Recently, there was the rain, which greatly helped the wheat, and even summer wheat, we think that this year we will have a good harvest.
Serik ISCHANOV, CHIEF SPECIALIST, REGIONAL DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, ZELENOVSK DISTRICT:
The harvesting is underway already for a week. About 3,340 hectares were harvested with an average yield of 3,450 kg per hectare, and rye 1,500 kg per hectare. We hope that the weather conditions will allow to harvest within 10 days, 2 weeks for harvesting of winter crops, and then we will prepare for summer wheat.
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