How much winter rapeseed Ukraine will lose due to early cooling?


The weather conditions were quite favorable for planting 2017-crop winter rapeseed, more than 85% of its area was seeded within the optimum time. Consequently, out of the planted 844 Th ha, winter rape has emerged on 793 Th ha (94.7%) by November 17, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Noteworthy, the area planted to winter rapeseed expanded for the first time since 2013. In view of the present state of winter rapeseed in Ukraine, UkrAgroConsult currently forecasts farmers will harvest more rapeseed in 2017 than last year.

At the same time, considering October and November temperatures 4-5 C below normal and projected absence of warming in the coming 5-7 days, there is a risk of high share of undeveloped plantings entering winter.

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