Wheat harvest in Russia may reach historic high

The analytical center of Rusagrotrans has increased the forecast for wheat production in Russia in 2022 by 2,6 million tons from the previous estimate - to a new historical high of 92,7 million tons, said the head of the center, Igor Pavensky.

The expert explained that the main reason for the increase in the rating is the expectation of a higher grain yield in the center and in the Volga “against the extremely favorable situation with moisture during grain filling and high yield levels at the beginning of the harvest”.

The yield of winter wheat in general in Russia can reach the record of 2017 – almost 4,2 tons/Hektar. A record level of 1,95 tonnes/hectare could also be achieved with spring wheat.

At the same time, I. Pavensky noted that the forecast for wheat production in the Volga region increased by 1,5 million tons to 17,8 million tons, in central Russia by 0,8 million tons to 21,8 million tons, in the south by 0,5 million tons to 38,9 million tons.

"In total, the gross grain harvest in the Russian Federation this year may reach 141 million tons, which is 2,4 million tons more than the previous estimate," the analyst summarized zusamm.

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