«Astarta» compeleted sugar beet harvesting



«Astarta» completed 2019 agricultural production season in late November. The Company harvested 580 thousand tonnes of corn and about 1,5 million tonnes of sugar beet (the deliveries from fields to sugar refineries are still ongoing).

It is reported by press center of the company.

This autumn weather conditions and integration of IT-solutions into field operations provided more efficient and short harvesting campaign. At the same time, summer drought affected the crops’ potential yield. As a result, corn yield amounted to 8,7 t/ha, expected sugar beet yield – 43,7 t/ha. Compared to last year, sugar content in beets increased from 16,9% to 18,2%.

Vadym Skrypnyk, Acting head of the Agriculture Division of «Astarta», commented: «The harvesting campaign has been completed, but other field works are still running such as: preparing soil for 2020 spring sowing campaign, applying fertilizers for winter crops. We also continue thorough analysis of seeds vis-à-vis expected yields, and next year we will select only those varieties and hybrids that have shown the highest performance and resistance to the weather challenges».