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Agroton Public Limiteds harvest campaign underway

On June 28, Agroton Public Limited started harvest campaigns on its farms in the Luhansk and Kharkiv regions. Crops planted on a total of 134,000 hectares will be harvested. The Group has approved the plan and resolved all organizational and financial issues.

According to forecasts, the Group plans to harvest 328,272 tonnes of crops. The table below details the Group’s harvest by crops in 2008/2009 and expected harvest in 2009/2010 marketing years:

Crop

Tonnes

 

2010/2009E

2009/2008

Sunflower....................................................................................................

106,392

76,491

Wheat........................................................................................................

142,254

136,143

Corn..........................................................................................................

68,946

17,769

Rapeseed....................................................................................................

8,200

1,313

Barley........................................................................................................

5,523

2,354

Sorghum.....................................................................................................

2,451

-

Rye...........................................................................................................

2,191

2,507

Oats..........................................................................................................

433

90

Total...........................................................................................................................................

328,272

236,667


The table below details the harvesting schedule by crops. Harvesting periods
may vary across regions and are subject to weather conditions.

Crop

Month

Sunflower....................................................................................................

September, October, November

Wheat........................................................................................................

July, August

Corn..........................................................................................................

September, October

Rapeseed....................................................................................................

July, August

Barley........................................................................................................

July, August

Sorghum.....................................................................................................

September

Rye...........................................................................................................

July, August

Oats..........................................................................................................

July, August


All farms belonging to the Group are ready for harvest. Following the harvest, the Group plans to prepare fields for the sowing of winter crops.