Ukraine. Breakdown of winter crop plantings


The planting of winter crops in Ukraine is drawing to an end, and it is the right time now to assess the breakdown of crop plantings.

Let’s begin from the sowing campaign itself. In 2017, farmers started fall planting at least a week earlier than last year, therefore most of the fields were seeded within a more optimal time frame. Nonetheless, this year’s planting pace also appeared to be below the five-year average. The planting entered its final phase on November 1-10; it caught up with last year.

With regard to agrometeorological conditions at the planting time, they are also somewhat similar to last year. Dry weather persisted in most of the country at the best period for planting and a lag is observed in the development of much of winter cereals despite adequate heat supply.  

Proceeding to the pattern of planted areas, UkrAgroConsult notes first of all that the Ag Ministry envisages some gain in winter cereals, by 1.4% to 7228 Th ha against 7126 Th ha in 2016.

What is the breakdown of sowing area by crop?

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