281.1 thousand hectares of area will be used this Spring to plant grain seeds in Mongolia. According to last Sunday, the seeds have been planted on 36,9 thousand hectares, in other words, only 13,1 percent of the task is complete.
A head of the Technique-and-technology department of Food, agriculture and light industry Ministry, D.Esun-Erdene says the spring sowing has been normal. Potatoe has been planted on 1,070 hectares out of 13,7 thousand hectares, other vegetables will be planted on 7,4 thousand hectares, of which 430 hectares have been done.
These figures may seem unsatisfactory, but the bad weather with its late and heavy snow has played its role, he says. The sowing must be completed by June 1, “only two weeks are left, but we can finish all the work needed with a help of technique,” he said.