07 July 2010, Wednesday, 12:55
author: Galiya Nabieva
Due to the most severe drought, republican agrarians already today think about not only the grain yield and providing animal industries with forages. Experts bring up the problem of the seed fund. In this connection, experts of the Ministry of Agriculture RB consider variants of acquisition of qualitative elite seeds in other regions. It is clear that in we cannot buy it in the Volga Federal District where because of the drought the situation with seeds is practically the same. Sverdlovsk, Tyumen, Perm, Omsk, Novosibirsk regions are considered as potential suppliers of seeds.
It should be sowed at least 700 thousand hectares of autumn cereals in Bashkortostan. At the expense of emergency feed, the tasks of forages preparation are solved now.
The problem of seeds provision for the next year is especially urgent in ten areas of the Trans-Urals, which most strongly suffered from the drought.
Let us remind that in Russia crops dry for the second year successively. Most of all Volga, Ural and Central Federal Districts were affected from this act of nature. 12 regions, including Bashkortostan annunciated emergency situation. In connection with the drought, the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia lowered its forecast of the grain yield from 90 to 85 million tons. On July 8, the Minister of Agriculture of Russia Elena Skrynnik will submit to the Government of the Russian Federation a complex of measures on liquidation of consequences of this act of nature. After that, a top-level conference with heads of the regions suffering today from the drought is planned.