Ukraine. Oilseed planting campaign
According to the Ag Ministry of Ukraine, sunflower planting was complete on an area of 1275 Th ha as of April 18. This is 24% of the projected 5390.3 Th ha. 1598 Th ha was already planted with sunflower at the same time last year. Sunflower sowing has started all over Ukraine, except for Lviv region, informs UkrAgroConsult.
Soya planting continues in Ukraine. As of April 18, this crop was already sown on 30.8 Th ha that is 2% of its projected acreage of 1948.4 Th ha. The weather conditions persisting since April 10 prevent large-scale planting of soybean. The lag behind last year already reaches 78%.
In addition, fertilization of winter rape is complete on 100% of its forecast area – 872 Th ha.