DPR agrarians form 440 harvesters’ crews for harvesting 2017

The DPR farms accomplished the formation of harvesters’ crews, which are to take part in the cereal crops harvesting 2017, reports the head of the agricultural industry mechanization sector of the DPR Agro-Industrial Policy and Food Ministry, Igor Kabanov.

«The best DPR farm machinery operators were included in the formed harvesters’ crews. Among them, apart from farmers-veterans, there are young farm machinery operators. In total, 440 crews are to take part in the harvesting this year. On the harvesting threshold the Novoazovsky district’s agricultural producer bought the new-generation harvester RSM 161. It should be also pointed out that 20 harvesters, which are going to take part in harvesting, belong to the state enterprise «AgroDonbass,” said Kabanov.

Presently, agricultural machinery is 96% ready for harvesting. According to the DPR Agrarian Policy Ministry’s data, this year all the DPR farmers will be harvesting cereals from the area of 136 thousand hectares, which is 12,000 hectares more than previous year. According to experts, the average yield of winter wheat in the Republic will exceed 30 quintal per hectare. 400 harvesters are to be involved in early grain crops harvesting. The DPR intends to carry out the harvesting 2017 within the best possible time - 20 working days.

DONi News Agency