Ukraine. Corn planting lags 66% behind last year

26.04.2017

Due to this year’s later start of corn planting against 2016 and in view of last week’s weather deterioration in Ukraine, this work already lags 66% behind last year, reports UkrAgroConsult.

As of April 24, corn was sown on 688 Th ha (15% of its projected area) compared with 2023 Th ha at the same date last year (45% of the projected).

As of the above-mentioned date, early spring cereals and pulses were planted on an area of 2257 Th ha that is down 5% year-on-year (2374 Th ha).

In particular, spring barley was seeded on 1528 Th ha (93%) against 1779 Th ha in 2016 and spring wheat on 160 Th ha (89%) against 162 Th ha in 2016. Peas were seeded already on 374 Th ha (113%) that is up 67% year-on-year (224 Th ha).

More information on crop conditions and progress of planting campaign 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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