Krasnodar, 29 December. In 2021, the total wheat yield in the Kuban region grew by 29% as compared with 2020, the regional statistics agency reports.
According to tentative data, the Kuban farmers gathered 10 million tons of wheat. The total yield of cereals and leguminous cultures was by 22% more than in 2020. Wheat showed the highest gain; the yield of barley grew by 19% to 1.2 million tons; that of maize grew by 9.2% to 2.3 million tons. At the same time, rice became the only agricultural culture that showed negative dynamics: its yield fell by 11.2% to 745,000 tons.
As for the other cultures, the yield of sugar beet grew by 1.6 times to 9.6 million tons; sunflower grew by 16% to a million tons; potatoes – by 7% to 380,000 tons. The yield of all vegetable cultures was lower than in 2020: the average fall amounted to 4.5%. “Although we had counted upon high results of maize, the [natural] cataclysms prevented them. Nonetheless, the result of 2.3 million tons can be judged as a very decent one,” Vice Governor Andrei Korobka noted.
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