Corn sowing started in Russia
As of April 7, early spring crops were seeded on the area of 2 Mln ha (1.5 Mln ha in 2016) or 3.7% of the intended area (52681.2 Th ha). Early spring grains were seeded on an area of 1.2 Mln ha (911.8 Th ha in 2016) or 3.8% of the intended area. This includes spring wheat planted on an area of 80.2 Th ha (0.6% of forecast), spring barley on 662.6 Th ha (8.6%) and corn for grain on 4.1 Th ha (0.1%), reports UkrAgroConsult.
Russian winter cereals had already been fertilized on roughly 9.1 Ml ha (52.3% of their planted area) by April 7, 2017 (8.7 Ml ha in 2016).
More information on crop conditions in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report "Black Sea Grain & Oil" by UkrAgroConsult.