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2 April 2009, 11:55

Seed fund is ready to sowing campaign

Bashkir agrarians are preparing for the forthcoming sowing campaign. News-service of Ministry of agriculture RB reports spring sowing will be done on two million hectares – 60 thousand hectares more than in 2008.
Thus, nearly 1,4 million hectares will be sown with grain and grain-leguminous cultures (57 thousand hectares more than in 2008), 60 thousand will be sown with sugar beet and 110 –thousand – with sunflower.
The volume of seeds necessary for sowing is 350 thousand tons plus 43 thousands tons are available in the insurance fund.
Translated by:Mariat Artuhova