Ukraine sows winter rapeseed and harvests soybean and sunflower


During the first ten days of September weather was rather unfavorable for preparation of soil to start the winter rapeseed sowing. The reason was higher average daily temperature, which exceeded the norm by 1.1-6 ° С, contributing to soil evaporation, and lack of precipitations, informs UkrAgroConsult.

Sufficient moistening of upper soil layer (21-30 mm) was observed only in some parts of Northern, Western, Central regions. In the first ten days of September optimal terms for winter rapeseed sowing came to the end in the zones of Forest Steppe and Polesye. Using the available soil moisture, accumulated during the rainy period in July and early August, farmers of these zones managed to sow rapeseed at the forecasted area in time. Seedlings have been received at the major part of these fields.

Also harvesting of sunflower and soybean still continues. Soybean productivity is very uneven: from 1.7 MT/ha – in Chernovtsy region to 3.83 MT/ha – in Kherson region.

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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