Rice sowing target in Kazakhstan exceeded by 11%.

Despite the late arrival of spring, planting in Kazakhstan has already almost caught up with last year progress, even outpaced it in some regions. The lag in individual grain growing regions results from rainy weather at the plantings time. Spring spiked cereals were sown on an area of 12.53 million hectare, 2017 (87.5% of the plan) that is 4.6% less than at the same time last year (13.13 million hectare or 89.6% of the plan). The rice sowing target in the country has already been exceeded by 11%. Kazakh farmers planted 102.7 thousands hectare of rice by the reporting date, or 14.5% more than at the same time last year (89.7 thousands hectare).