Ukraine finishes winter rapeseed sowing


Last week of September has come to the end with moderately warm weather conditions and low amount of precipitations, informs UkrAgroConsult. Average air temperature was within +9.5 ..+13.9°С, which was 1-6°С lower than the norm. In the Northern regions temperature of upper soil layer lowered to - 2°С in some places. Precipitations did not replenish soil moisture stocks considerably.

Winter rapeseed plants, sown before rains, are currently emerging. Winter rapeseed sowing campaign is at the final stage. Low moistening of upper soil layer slowed sowing works in the Steppe zone. Therefore, winter rapeseed was sown only at 73% of the intended area. In the Forest Steppe and Polesye zones its sowing area had been expanded considerably.

More information on crop conditions and progress in harvesting/sowing 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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