Ukraine. Farmers continue large-scale planting of sunflower and soybean


Warm, almost dry weather dominated the country on May 1-5. Minor precipitation (4 to 13 mm) only occurred in some western, eastern and northern areas. Daily air temperatures averaged 6-150С, i.e. 3-60С above normal, peaked at 22-290С (ground surface temperatures reached 42-520С) and bottomed out at -10С - +100С (to 1-50С on the ground surface in some areas).

The top soil in winter rape plantings was mainly well-moistened (24-36 mm of productive moisture), but had scarce moisture content (16-17 mm) in some areas in Khmelnytsky and Kirovohrad regions. The one-meter soil layer contained 124-190 mm of productive moisture in most areas, though in amounted just to 100-110 mm in some fields in the central and southern regions.

In some fields, plants of winter rape are already at the stages of inflorescence emergence and blooming. Plant height varies from 33 to 99 cm, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Out of the planted 898 Th ha, winter rape has emerged on 893 Th ha. Then 67 Th ha (7%) of these plantings were lost. Its growth continues on an area of 826 Th ha, including 712 Th ha (86%) in good and fair condition.

Farmers continue large-scale planting of soya and sunflower. Seedlings emerge in previously sown fields.

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.

Further prospects of the Black Sea oilseeds/vegoils market will be discussed at the V International Conference “Black Sea Oil Trade”, which will take place on September 19, 2017 in Hilton hotel, Kiev, Ukraine.



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