OVER 33,000 HECTARES
YET TO BE HARVESTED
Crop harvest progress has exceeded 88 percent and vegetable harvest has reached 94.5 percent completion as of October 8, according to the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry.
By last week, Mongolian farmers managed to collect 204,400 tons of crops from fields from 241,100 hectares of land, 100,000 tons of potato from 10,700 hectares, 71,600 tons of vegetables from 6,600 hectares, 31,100 tons of fodder crop from 26,100 hectares, and 8,200 tons of oil plant from 16,200 hectares.
Preliminary studies indicate that 271,800 tons of grain, 259,200 tons of wheat, 102,300 tons of potato, 75,700 tons of vegetables, 47,300 tons of fodder crop, and 23,600 tons of oil plants will be secured for the upcoming winter.
According to the ministry, harvesting is being carried out with methods that are suitable to weather conditions and crop maturity in order to make up for the lost progress in early August caused by continuous heavy rainfall throughout the nation. Farmers reported that harvesting is delaying in Darkhan-Uul, Tuv, Bulgan, Arkhangai, Uvurkhangai and Khentii provinces due to snow layers as thick as 10 centimeters, which accumulated during wet snowfalls on October 7 and 8.
At the national scale, 31,900 hectares of grain field, 1,200 hectares of vegetable fields haven’t been harvested yet.
Farmers have reportedly collected 96.2 percent of crops in Bulgan Province, 94.5 percent in Khentii Province, 91.1 percent in Tuv Province, 86.6 percent in Selenge Province, 84 percent in Darkhan-Uul Province, 75.7 percent in Uvurkhangai Province, 74 percent in Dornod Province, and 49.8 percent of crops in Sukhbaatar Province.
Newly harvested crop