April 7, 2010


Ukraine to increase corn and soy acreages



Sown areas under corn and soy in 2010 will be increased in Ukraine, according to Agriculture Minister Mykola Prysiazhniuk.


Prysiazhniuk believes that corn crops will be increased by 350 hectares, while soy will increase by 150,000-160,000 hectares.


According to tentative data of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy, 26.9 million hectares will be sown under the 2010 harvest, including 15.6 million hectares of spring crops, of which 7.3 million hectares of cereals and leguminous crops, 6.3 million hectares - technical crops, 2.8 million hectares - forage crops.