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Vinnytsia region in 2023 to cut area under cereals in favor of potatoes, vegetables – authorities

KYIV. Jan 25 (Interfax-Ukraine) – In 2023, Vinnytsia region plans to sow and plant crops on an area of over 1.6 million hectares, while the area under grain crops will decrease compared to 2022 to 43.7% from 49.7%, but will increase to 40.7% from 35.1% under vegetables, potatoes and fodder crops.

As Head of Vinnytsia Regional Military Administration Serhiy Borzov said in his Telegram channel, a trend is emerging in the region and throughout Ukraine to grow more oilseeds and niche crops.

According to him, in Vinnytsia region in 2023, a decrease in areas under winter grains is forecasted by 6% compared to 2022, corn by 22%, while areas under sunflower are expected to increase by 8.4%, soybeans by 12, 5%, sugar beets by 27%, potatoes and vegetables by 1%, fodder crops by 6%.

Borzov also expects an increase in sown areas under buckwheat and peas, since favorable prices have been established for them on the domestic market of Ukraine, and their cultivation meets the requirements of the country’s food security.