Planting of winter cereals drawing to a close in Russia


According to the regional agricultural authorities, winter crops for the 2017 harvest were planted within agronomically optimum periods on an area of 17.3 Ml ha (99.9% of projected acreage), reports UkrAgroConsult. At the moment, this work only continues in some regions of the North Caucasian federal district. Overall, the weather conditions in the country were favorable for sowing winter cereals, therefore its progress outpaced last year’s one (17.1 Ml ha in 2015).

In the pattern of the sown winter cereals, wheat represents on average 85.6%, rye 9.5%, barley 3.2%, and triticale 1.6%. Key plantings are located in the Southern federal district (34.9% of Russia’s total area sown to winter cereals), Volga district (26.4%), Central district (22.6%), and North Caucasian district (12.8%). In general, the pattern of winter crops did not change in Russia.  

More information on crop conditions and progress in harvesting/seeding campaign in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report "Black Sea Grain & Oil" by UkrAgroConsult.  



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