02 April 2009, Thursday, 10:55

Seed fund is ready to sowing campaign

author: Mariat Artuhova

Bashkir agrarians are preparing for the forthcoming sowing campaign. News-service of Ministry of agriculture RB reports spring sowing will be done on two million hectares – 60 thousand hectares more than in 2008.

Thus, nearly 1,4 million hectares will be sown with grain and grain-leguminous cultures (57 thousand hectares more than in 2008),  60 thousand will be sown with sugar beet and 110 –thousand – with sunflower.

The volume of seeds necessary for sowing is 350 thousand tons plus 43 thousands tons are available in the insurance fund.