In 2022, Russian farmers purchased over 5 million tons of mineral fertilizers (in the active substance), which is 8.1% more than a year earlier, Interfax writes.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, this figure is a record since 1993.
The largest volume was purchased by the farms of the Ryazan, Novosibirsk and Kursk regions, Altai Territory. According to preliminary data, this made it possible to raise the level of application of mineral fertilizers to 60 kg per 1 ha of sown area on average across the country (in 2021 – 55 kg per 1 ha).
As reported, the reasonable need for fertilizer application is about 80 kg per 1 ha.
The Ministry of Agriculture reminds that a special set of measures continues to operate in the Russian Federation to ensure the availability of mineral fertilizers for farmers. These are, in particular, export quotas for their individual types and price fixing. In addition, the Ministry of Agriculture, together with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the regions, approved a plan for the purchase of mineral fertilizers until the end of May 2023.