Ukraine. 99% of winter cereal crops emerged to date

27.03.2017

As of March 18-20, sufficient and optimum amounts of productive soil moisture were available in winter cereals after various predecessors. They averaged 34-62 mm in the top soil layer and 150-284 mm in the one-meter layer.

In general, winter cereal crops are in good and fair condition but it will substantially depend on future weather. The reason is comparatively poor development of the overwhelming majoring of plants – their roots are not developed enough to utilize moisture from deeper soil layers, reports UkrAgroConsult.

According to the Ag Ministry, 6543.7 Th ha (92%) of winter cereals had been fertilized by March 24 against 6146.0 Th ha (90%) at the same time last year.

Planting of early cereals continues in the southern regions. So, farmers have seeded 87% of projected areas in Mykolaiv region, 70% in Zaporizhia, 69% in Odesa and 63% in Kherson regions. This work somewhat paused in West Ukraine: 40% of planned areas are currently sown in Chernivtsi region, 28% in Ivano-Frankivsk and 20% in Rivne region.

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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