Spring sowing running at 40 percent

Economy | Agriculture
2019-05-22 15:22:09

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. Spring cultivation has started nationwide on May 8, but it is running differently in regions due to cool weather conditions. As of May 21, sowing has been made to 182.9 thousand hectares in total, of which grain in 156.6 thousand hectares (wheat in 149.4 thousand hectares), potatoes in 6.4 thousand hectares, vegetables in 1.4 thousand hectares, fodder plants in 3.3 thousand hectares and oil plants in 15.1 thousand hectares. It means the grain sowing running at 40.6 percent, potato – at 46.5 percent and vegetables – 16 percent.


This year, 478 thousand hectares of areas will be cultivated for crops, including 387 thousand hectares for grains of which 368 thousand hectares for wheat, 32 thousand hectares for fodder plants, 29 thousand hectares for oil plants, 13.8 thousand hectares for potatoes, 8.9 thousand hectares for vegetables and 7.3 thousand hectares for fruits and berries.


Over 1560 entities, 950 cooperatives and 16 thousand households in 14 aimags are currently making cultivation, reported the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry.