Russia started harvesting soybeans. Planting of winter rape is in sight


Russian farmers are preparing to begin sowing winter rape for the 2019 harvest. This year’s early start of harvesting (on average two weeks ahead of last year) makes it possible to begin planting winter crops earlier too. Farmers in Stavropol region will be the first to start this work; it is expected to sow roughly 200 Th ha of winter rape there, reports UkrAgroConsult.

According to the Agriculture Ministry of Russia, rapeseed in Stavropol region had been harvested from 56 Th ha (99.1% of its forecast area of 56.5 Th ha) by August 13. The rapeseed crop amounted to 84 KMT against 138 KMT a year ago, with a 22.3% lower yield than in 2017 (1.5 MT/ha against 1.93 MT/ha, respectively).

According to the Russian statistics agency, the country’s total survived area of winter rape is now up 22% on the year at 190 Th ha. The overall harvest area, including spring rape, equals 1581.9 Th ha.

In addition, soybean harvesting has begun in Krasnodar region. The soybean-planted area in this region equals 202 Th ha. 10 KMT of soybeans had already been harvested by August 13. The 2017 crop reached a record 360 KMT.

Detailed analysis of the latest trends in oilseeds/vegoils/meals exports, palm oil imports, supply and demand balances with breakdown by crop as well as crop conditions and progress in planting/harvesting in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report "Black Sea Vegoils" by UkrAgroConsult.

Further prospects of the Black Sea oilseeds/vegoils market will be discussed at the VI International Conference “Black Sea Oil Trade”, which will take place on September 20, 2018 in Hilton hotel, Kiev, Ukraine. More than 100 delegates from 20 countries have already registered for participation in the International Conference «Black Sea Oil Trade».



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