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Annual Report 2021

Rusagro announces the end of 2022 sowing campaign

27.06.22

On 14 June, Rusagro completed sowing season in all regions. In 2022 total area of cultivated land increased by 2 thousand ha (+0.4%) to the level of 543 thousand ha due to introduction of fellow lands.

 

 In 2022, crop structure was not subject to significant changes. The largest share of the land was cultivated with oil crops and grains – 43% (+1 pp season to season) and 37% (-1 pp season to season) respectively, while sugar beet land area share reached 17% (+1 pp season to season). For Rusagro’s crop structure in 2021-2022 refer to Table 1.

 

Area planted with grains decreased by 3 thousand ha season to season (-1%) and reached 202 thousand ha. This reduction can be explained by the death of winter wheat in the previous season and adhering the crop rotation plan. Area planted with oil crops rose by 6 thousand ha season to season (+3%) and reached 233 thousand ha due to larger area under soy. As a result of an increase of optimal planting distance from sugar plants, area planted with sugar beet augmented by 3 thousand ha (+4%) and reached 93 thousand ha.

 

Higher land area cultivated with other crops is due to experiments with chickpeas, flax, oats, triticale and lentils. Drop in area under farrow by 4 thousand ha (-30%) is a result of converting agriculture land previously not suitable for planting into arable land. For Rusagro’s cultivated area by key crops in 2021-2022 refer to Table 2.  

 

Table 1. Crop structure of Rusagro in 2021-2022

Crop

2022

2021

Change

Share in crop structure,

%

Share in crop structure,

 %

pp

Grains

37

38

-1

Oil crops

43

42

1

Sugar beat

17

17

1

Other crops

1,1

0,9

0,2

Fallow

2

2

-1

 

Table 2. Cultivated area of Rusagro by key crops in 2021-2022

Crop

2022

2021

Change

Area,

ths ha

Area,

ths ha

ths ha

%

Wheat

172

174

-2

-1

Barley

0,9

0,5

0,4

95

Corn

29

31

-2

-5

Sugar beat

93

90

3

4

Soy

204

197

7

4

Sunflower

29

30

-1

-3

Other crops

6

5

1

21

Fallow

9

12

-4

-30

Total

543

538

4

1

Notes: figures are rounded to the nearest full number, change is calculated based on full numbers and might be different to the change resulted from calculations based on rounded numbers.