The Continental Farmers Group finished its harvesting campaign for winter crops

The Continental Farmers Group finished its harvesting campaign for winter crops

02 September 2021

The Continental Farmers Group finished the harvesting of winter crops. During the first wave of the harvesting campaign, the agricultural company thrashed over 459.4 thousand tons of the crop yield off the 89.2 thousand hectares of land area. In particular, the Continental Farmers Group used 43.4 thousand hectares of this land area to plant winter wheat, while the actual valid yield this year is 6.20 ton per hectare. Aside from that, the Company harvested winter barley and rape. The actual valid yield of these crops is 6.23 ton per hectare and 3.43 ton per hectare respectively.

“Our Company had a successful first wave of harvesting: the figures of the crop yield for virtually all crops exceeded those set in the plans. Despite the fact that the harvesting campaign took a bit longer owing to the weather conditions, we successfully met the agronomical terms and harvested our fields in a timely manner,” Vitalii Stavnichuk, Continental Farmers Group Operations Director, sums up the situation.

During the first harvesting wave, the Continental Farmers Group used 97 of its own combine harvesters, out of which 11 were purchased specifically for this season. The Continental Farmers Group used 746 cargo vehicles to take away the harvest from eight production clusters.

In parallel with the harvesting, the Continental Farmers Group is performing preparations of its soils to the autumn sowing campaign that has been launched already. The Company is also braking the stubble in the harvested fields and introducing some decomposers. Eighty-five percent of the land area that is intended for winter rape has already been planted. Additionally, the Continental Farmers Group is continuing some preparations for digging potatoes and harvesting the late crops – sunflower, corn, and soybeans.