Russia began spring planting
The Russian Ag Ministry reports 17.4 Ml ha of winter cereals have been planted for the 2017 harvest, or 0.3 Ml ha more than in2016 (17.1 Ml ha).
Winter crops are in good and fair condition on 95.4% of their total planted area, while 4.6% are in poor condition (sparse and failed to emerge yet), reports UkrAgroConsult.
Growth of winter crops has already begun in some regions in the Southern and North Caucasian federal districts. Farmers are fertilizing them.
Overall, Russian winter cereals had already been fertilized on roughly 2.5 Ml ha (14.6% of their planted area) by March 7, 2017 (3.4 Ml ha in 2016).
Spring planting had been completed on an area of 55.2 Th ha (0.1% of the forecast).
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.
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