“ROSTOK-HOLDING” Group harvested corn and completed the harvesting campaign 2015.
The average corn yield reached the level of 76.0 hundredweight/ha, sunflower — 29.0 hundredweight/ha. The average yield of winter wheat totaled 48.0 hundredweight/ha, spring barley — 50.0 hundredweight/ha, and soybeans — 21.1 hundredweight/ha.*
“Despite the use of advanced agricultural technology, modern machinery and quality materials throughout the vegetation period of one crop or another, this year it was the weather that prevented us from reaching the targets and increase the volume. Nevertheless, our average yields in 2015 outperformed the market ones”, — commented Yurii Lebedev, Chief agronomist of the Group.
In 2015, the croppage of grains and oilseeds remained almost the same as last year and reached 265.2 thou tons (2014: 270.9 thou tons). Corn output dropped by 21% to 162.4 thou tons (2014: 206.0 thou tons). At the same time production of winter wheat grew twofold to reach 50.0 thou tons (2014: 23.9 thou tons). The volume of sunflower production totaled 34.3 thou tons (2014: 34.0 thou tons) and soybeans — 7.3 thou tons (2014: 7.0 thou tons). Spring barley was harvested in the amount of 11.2 thou tons (2014: the crop was not part of the crop mix).
Just to remind, in 2015 the crop mix was as follows: corn — 42% of the area under cultivation, sunflowers — 23%, winter wheat — 20%, soybeans — 7%, and the share of spring barley — 4%.
The total area of land under cultivation was ca. 51 thou ha (2014: 47 thou ha under cultivation).
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.
*According to the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine the average yield of sunflower in Ukraine totaled 22.3 hundredweight/ha, winter wheat — 39.9 hundredweight/ha, spring barley — 30.7 hundredweight/ha, soybean — 18.8 hundredweight/ha. According to the available data as of December 11, the average yield of corn in Ukraine reached the level of 56.7 hundredweight/ha (99% of the area under harvest).