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“TAS Agro” will increase area of oilseeds and grow sugar beets

23 April , 2023  

TAS Agro agrarian group will reduce sowing areas of oilseeds, expand the grain group and start growing sugar beet in season 2023, the company’s press service said.
“Despite the late start of the sowing season caused by weather conditions, all works will be performed in optimal agronomic terms. Modern technological complexes, which increase the accuracy of seeding and increase the productivity of works, are involved in the sowing campaign”, – stated in the press release.
It is specified that the spring sowing campaign in Kirovograd region started with sunflower sowing.
“TAS Agro” is planning to sow 23.3 thousand hectares of corn, 16.1 thousand hectares of sunflower and 11.5 thousand hectares of soybeans in 2023. “Compared to the last year we are going to reduce the area of oil crops and increase the area of grain group. Sowing area in the company as a whole has not changed, but because of food security and market situation this season sugar beet was added to the structure of crops”, – stressed the press service.
After the end of the sowing season the holding will make additional application of nitrogen fertilizers. The company intends to change the technology of plant nutrition, for which the yield of crops in each field over the past five years has been analyzed. According to the data received, the fields were divided into categories, according to which the yield and nutrition system will be planned. “We will be able to not just save money, but increase the efficiency of the money invested in fertilizers,” the company notes.
Before the war TAS Agro worked 83 thousand hectares in Vinnitsa, Kiev, Kirovograd, Chernigov, Nikolaev, Sumy, Kherson and Dnipropetrovsk regions, was engaged in dairy farming (up to 5.5 thousand cattle), owned six elevators with simultaneous storage capacity of 250 tons.
TAS Group was founded in 1998. The sphere of its business interests covers the financial sector (banking and insurance segments) and pharmacy, as well as industry, real estate, venture projects.
The founder of TAS is Sergiy Tigipko.

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