The Ukrainian chernozems are worse European scientist

Украинские черноземы стали хуже европейских - ученый

Ukrainian black soil fell into the category of soils with average fertility

Over the past 130 years, the black soil, Ukraine has lost 30-40% of humus.

The nutrient content of Ukrainian black soil is already twice lower than in the lands of Western Europe, where more than 150 years, the era of chemicalization. This was announced by Director of national scientific centre Institute of soil science and Agrochemistry named Sokolovskiy, Svyatoslav Balyuk, informs journal Proposition.

He stressed that over the past 130 years, the black soil, Ukraine has lost 30-40% of humus, therefore, moved into the category of soils with average fertility. Besides, of the 26 million hectares of Ukrainian black soil, at least 15 million are in degraded condition.

Baluk believes that it is necessary to create a state service for the protection of soil, similarly like operating in the USA. The Agency should take full responsibility for the condition of the land, says the expert.

We will remind, the President Petro Poroshenko signed the law on prolongation of moratorium on sale of agricultural land until January 1, 2018.

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