Ukraine. Some 190 Th ha of corn got covered with snow


The first snow fell in Kyiv yesterday, November 14. The precipitation streak stretched through central Ukraine and parts of southern Russia. Up to 4 cm of snow has been staying on the ground for 24 hours now, reports UkrAgroConsult.

As of November 14, corn harvest in Ukraine was 87% complete with 30.25 MMT of grain combined. The average yield was 7.55 MT/ha (up 47% year-over-year).

According to UkrAgroConsult’s estimates, approximately 190 Th ha of corn (4% of acreage) remains unharvested in snow-covered regions. These involve some of the most productive areas, where this year’s yield averages roughly 9.5 MT/ha.

It is still too early to speak of grain losses in these areas because:

- firstly, this snow is predicted to melt as soon as in a couple days,

- secondly, growers could finish corn harvest during the winter / spring, though with likely deterioration of grain quality.

Ukraine, Snow cover map, November 15, 8 am

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