So, according to the Ministry’s forecast, in 2020, will be larger and buckwheat – up to 858,2 thousand hectares (in 2019 – 806,6 thousand hectares), rice – to 197,4 thousand hectares (in 2019 – 194 thousand ha), maize for grain – up to 2.7 million hectares (in 2019 and 2.6 million hectares), oats – up to 2.62 million hectares (2019 – 2,61 million ha).
“This will lay a good resource base for further development of the domestic milling industry and improve the level of self-sufficiency the main types of cereals”, – said the first Deputy Minister of agriculture Dzhambulat Hatuov. In his opinion, the expansion of space together with modern technology, increasing application volumes of fertilizers, by crop rotation, use of high-yield seeds and other measures will contribute to stable prices in the food market.
In 2019, the yield of buckwheat in Russia amounted to approximately 786 thousand tonnes At the beginning of April 2020 Dzhambulat Hatuov estimated reserves of buckwheat in the country at the level of 300 thousand tons, which will last until the next harvest. Rice harvest in Russia last year amounted to about 1.1 million tonnes, which is also sufficient to meet domestic demand.