Despite all the difficulties caused by the russian military aggression, Astarta prepared all inputs for the spring planting season and completed the full range of field works on its entire land bank within the optimal time.
– We are convinced that we should not reduce agricultural production during the war, on the contrary, its current scale must be preserved. All available land bank must be cultivated. Therefore, Astarta uses 100% of the land it operates and, after demining, planted even on those lands in the Chernihiv region, which were under temporary occupation until early April, – said Vadym Skrypnyk, the Director for Agricultural Production and Storage, Astarta.
This year’s final acreage is the following: sugar beets (33kha), corn (38kha), soybeans (40kha), winter wheat (55kha), sunflowers (30kha), winter rapeseeds (6kha), organic crops (2kha), fodder crops (8kha).
– There have been some changes in this year’s crop structure. We have reduced the area under corn in favour of oilseeds such as sunflower and soybeans. They have a lower yield per hectare than corn, but they can be processed locally in Ukraine, – added Vadym Skrypnyk.
Currently, the main tasks of the Astarta’s team are to harvest on its entire land bank and ensure the storage and processing of the crops.