Sunseed and soybean harvesting started in Ukraine

29.08.2018

OILCROPS. According to the Ag Ministry of Ukraine, sunseed had been harvested from 88.3 Th ha by August 28 that represents 1.5% of its projected area of 6058.2 Th ha. The crop amounted to 143.2 KMT with an average yield of 1.62 MT/ha. By the same date a year ago, farmers harvested 75 KMT of sunseed from 57 Th ha with an average yield of 1.33 MT/ha, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Soybeans had been harvested from 8.8 Th ha by the reporting date (0.5% of their projected area of 1709.4 Th ha). The crop equaled 24.5 KMT with an average yield of 2.8 MT/ha. Just 2 Th ha was harvested by August 28, 2017 (4 KMT with an average yield of 1.48 MT/ha).

In addition, harvesting of spring rapeseed continues in Ukraine. This work is already 85% complete (54.3 Th ha already harvested). Growers brought in 110.8 KMT of rapeseed with a yield of 2.04 MT/ha. The harvest of spring rapeseed is already 41% ahead of last year, whereas its yield is down 6% on the year.

Apart from the above, Ukrainian farmers continue sowing winter rape for the 2019 harvest. 635.2 Th ha had been sown to it by the reporting date, or 72% of a projected 888 Th ha. The area of newly-seeded winter rape was already as large 429 Th ha on August 28, 2017 (55% of its projected area of 776 Th ha).

GRAINS. The harvest of late grains, in particular buckwheat and millet, is gaining pace in Ukraine. Buckwheat harvesting was 11% complete as of August 28, while this percentage for millet equaled 22%. At the same time, the harvest of these crops is 69% and 41%, respectively, behind last year. 

It is worth pointing out that farmers had harvested 99.9% of early grains by the reporting date. The harvested area was up 2% from 2017, but the total grain crop is 8% lower than a year ago.

Ukraine. Harvesting progress, August 28, 2018

Crops

Planned area,

Th ha

Harvested,   Th ha

%

Crop, KMT

Yield, MT/ha

2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

Grains and pulses, total

14846

9931

9736

67

34367

37404

3.46

3.84

Early grains and pulses

9882

9868

9653

99.9

34290

37284

3.48

3.86

Buckwheat

108

12

38

11

15

41

1.29

1.08

Millet

52

11

19

22

17

29

1.47

1.52

More detailed information on the latest trends in grain exports, supply and demand balances with breakdown by crop, price behavior as well as on crop conditions and progress in harvesting/planting in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report "Black Sea Grain" by UkrAgroConsult.

 

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