The Continental Farmers Group started sowing winter crops for the 2022 harvest

The Continental Farmers Group started sowing winter crops for the 2022 harvest

10 August 2021

The Continental Farmers Group started sowing its winter crops for the 2022 harvest. The Company is sowing winter rape and it intends to use 35.2 thousand hectares of land for this crop. Traditionally, wheat accounts for the largest share in the winter crops structure. The Company plans to sow it on 48.6 thousand hectares of land, while another 10.3 thousand hectares are intended for winter barley. The Continental Farmers Group is planning to sow winter crops for the 2022 harvest on a total of 94.1 thousand hectares of its plowing land.

“The planting is occurring in all Company’s production clusters where winter rape is planned to cultivate. The weather is conducive of the fieldwork. Owing to periodic precipitation, we have a sufficient amount of moisture in the soil. We plan to finish the sowing of winter rape before the beginning of September. After this, probably, in a very short period of time, we will start sowing winter barley and wheat,” Vitalii Stavnichuk, Continental Farmers Group Operations Director, comments.

In parallel with the sowing campaign, the Continental Farmers Group carries on its harvesting campaign. The Company has already harvested its early grain crops on the 60% of the planned land area. The Continental Farmers Group completed the thrashing of winter barley, which harvested amount totaled 74.6 thousand tons. The Company notes the high figures of the crop yield: the actual valid yield of winter barley is 6.23 t/hectare, which is almost 5% higher than that planned.