Dmitry Medvedev held a working meeting with the governor of the Rostov region Vasily Golubev
D. Medvedev: In recent years we in agriculture have changes to the best. Same "Rostselmash" after all makes good, demanded production. But equipment – equipment, and ahead a sowing campaign. How your situation? What estimate of harvest?
V. Golubev: Actually for us it is a super-topical subject. We now are in anticipation of an active stage of a sowing campaign. Already the top dressing began, today more than 200 thousand hectares are fed up. In general we sifted more than 2 million 207 thousand hectares winter. Approximately as much there will be a summer wedge, a spring-sown field. And as of today we estimate quality of cultivated areas positively not less than for 93%.
D. Medvedev: The winter was quite soft. How here in this sense?
V. Golubev: We very different had a winter this year. As you know, at the end of January we here had natural cataclysms when at the same time there were 30 degrees of a frost and a wind of 25 meters per second and snowfall – monthly norm within one and a half days. And at the same time at once there came thaw. Mart passes practically on the average a temperature mode on long-term supervision. But peasants estimate today readiness as sufficient in order that to execute amounts of works – both the most agricultural machinery, and seed fund, and fuel stocks (about 30-35%, it is normal to begin and carry out sowing works). And, of course, we trace a situation to carry out these works to established periods. We count that the crop of this year will be better, than a crop of last year. Last year at us 14 areas were subjected to a drought.