“ROSTOK-HOLDING” Launched Spring Sowing Campaign 2015

The farms of “ROSTOK-HOLDING” started spring field works.

Winter wheat nutrition is underway. Wheat is fertilized with ammonium nitrate lime and urea ammonium nitrate. Fertilizing is to be completed by the end of the week.

The state of winter wheat is assessed as good by the agronomists of the group.

“Sprouts of winter wheat are visualized on all the areas that have been planted. Last selection of monoliths showed 3% loss of the total number of plants that overwintered. This is a good sign taking into account dry and cooler than usual autumn this year”, — said Yurii Lebedev, Chief agronomist of the group.

Just to recall, in the autumn of 2014 “ROSTOK-HOLDING” group increased the area under winter wheat almost 3-fold, having planted it on the area of 11.1 thou hectares (autumn 2013: 4.2 thou hectares).

In 2015, the farms of the group plan to sow corn on 21.8 thou hectares (2014: 24.0 thou hectares), sunflower — on 11.2 thou hectares (2014: 14.5 thou hectares), soybean — on 3.5 thou hectares (2014: 3.4 thou hectares), spring barley — on 2.3 thou hectares (2014: the crop was not sown). The area under fodder crops will amount to ca. 0.8 thou hectares.

Information for editors: “ROSTOK-HOLDING” is a vertically integrated agro industrial group specializing in the cultivation and sale of crops, production, processing and sale of dairy products. The total area of high quality black-earth soil under group’s control amounts to ca. 60 thou hectares. The group includes two dairies, 8 cattle breeding farms, 2 elevator complexes and a number of trade companies. The group is exporting its produce to customers and partners in MENA region, Asia, Europe and the CIS.