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They want to increase grain production in Angara
The authorities of the Irkutsk region intend to increase grain production to one million tons in 2020. For this, they want to introduce unused agricultural land into the circulation, the area of which is 620 thousand ha.
According to the acting Minister of Agriculture of the region Ilya Sumorokov, in the upcoming season they will increase the area of all sown areas by 20 thousand hectares, it will amount to 728 thousand hectares. Including increase in land allotment for grain and leguminous crops by 13 thousand hectares and will amount to 445,1 thousand hectares.
In addition, it is planned to prepare 20,8 thousand tons of elite seeds of grain and leguminous plants. They are produced by the Irkutsk Research Institute of Agriculture. Fertilizers will increase by 20%, liming will be carried out by 12,6 thousand ha of strongly acidic soils.