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AGROTRADE Group completed the harvesting campaign of early grains



Enterprises of AGROTRADE Group processed 23,700 thousand hectares of early grain crops, harvested 103 thousand tons of grain.

The highest result was achieved by winter wheat, which acreage amounted to 6.5 thousand hectars. Total harvest was more than 100 thousand tons (physical weight) of early grain. Thus, the maximum rate of winter wheat at the Group`s enterprises this year totaled 55 cwt/ ha, spring barley – 33.17, gross harvest of which amounted to 10 395 tonnes of 3134 hectares.

"Quality of seeds is the main reason for a high yield. 85% of AGROTRADE`s fields are sown with seeds of its own production and annual growth in productivity is a convincing proof that the company has chosen the right strategy by developing its own seed production", - commented on the existing indicators in agricultural productivity Director of Agribusiness of AGROTRADE Group Andrii Fedianyn.

Unfortunately, this year they can not get away from some losses, scorching sun and lack of rain damaged crops of corn, and sunflower was injured by hail.
As for equipment, this year crops were harvested by John Deere (USA), the Case (USA), CLAAS (Germany) harvesters. "This year, fuel is much more expensive than the last year, so it was decided to purchase it well in advance of planting. Thus, we were able to buy fuel at the best price", – says Serhii Chabanenko, Chief Engineer of AGROTRADE Group.

Harvest of early grains was completed on August, 12.

Agrotrade Group, 2009