Vinnytsia region significantly reduced sugar beet harvested areas. If last year sugar beet were harvested from 55 thousand hectares, this spring the sugar beet areas decreased to 44,8 thousand hectares.
It is reported by «Golos Ukrainy».
«Sugar beet area was planned at 48,3 thousand hectares, but it was sowed only 92% of the forecasted, — said the deputy director of the regional department of agro-industrial development, ecology and natural resources Valentyna Kiriliuk, — There is no price for sugar, so there is a reduction. Although experts predict the improvement of the price situation, but farmers sow corn and other crops that are already in demand, instead of sugar beet».
Compared to last year, from non-sown almost ten thousand hectares the region could receive 62-65 thousand tonnes of sugar, on the condition that the average beet yield will amount 500 centners/ha, and sugar output — 13%. Last year, the local sugar refineries produced 424 thousand tonnes of sugar.