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Pesticide production increased in Russia

time:2020-08-11 publisher:Fertilizer Daily

According to the Federal State Statistics Service in Russia, the production of crop protection agents increased considerably in Russia.

According to an agency report, in the first four months of 2020, the production of herbicides jumped by 55.4%, to 38,100 tons. The production of fungicides increased by 3.2%, to 10,600 tons.

In April alone, herbicide production increased 34.9% (compared to the same month last year) and reached 12,600 tons. While the production of fungicides fell by 6% to 4,000 tons.

At the end of the first half of this year, the production of herbicides and fungicides in Russia increased by 50.4%, reaching 58,200 tons and 12.1% with a production of 18,200 tons, respectively.

In June, the production of herbicides increased by 29.9% in relation to the same month of 2019 and reached 8,700 tons, and the production of fungicides up by 7.6%, to 3,000 tons. However, compared to May 2020, the production of herbicides and fungicides decreased by 23.9% and 34.5%, respectively.