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Ros Agro Sows More Wheat, Soybeans, Corn During Spring Planting

May 16 (Bloomberg) -- Ros Agro Plc, a Russian agricultural holding listed in London, planted about 325,000 hectares (803,000 acres) of land with grains, legumes, oilseeds and sugar-beets in its spring sowing completed this week.

The company, also known as Rusagro, increased wheat plantings by 19 percent to 89,800 hectares and soybeans by 42 percent to 12,600 hectares, it said on its website. Corn was sown over 3,600 hectares, compared with none last year. Sugar-beet plantings expanded 11 percent to 72,500 hectares.

Barley, sunflower-seed and other crop plantings shrank to 63,800 hectares, 28,300 hectares and 17,000 hectares, respectively. Peas were unchanged at 37,500 hectares, according to the company, which reduced fallow land by 3 percent to 55,000 hectares.

To contact the reporter on this story: Marina Sysoyeva in Moscow at msysoyeva@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net

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