Ukraine. Soybean planting is almost 127% the progress of last year


Planting of oil crops is picking up pace in Ukraine. Farmers started seeding soya on April 21-22, reports UkrAgroConsult.

According to the Ag Ministry of Ukraine, growers had sown 1238.6 Th ha to sunflower by April 23, 2018 (22% out of the officially projected 5555.5 Th ha). 1685 Th ha of sunflower was planted at the same time a year ago. So, the year-on-year gap narrowed to 26.5%.

84.8 Th ha had been sown to soybeans by April 23 (4% out of the officially projected 1931.3 Th ha). Soybean seeding is 126.6% the progress of last year, when 67 Th ha was seeded by this date.

Besides the oilcrops, 1962 Th ha had been seeded to early spring cereals and pulses in Ukraine (82% of forecast) by April 23. The year-on-year gap in seeding narrowed to 13% against 45% a week ago. 2257 Th ha was seeded to early spring grains at the same time last year.

The seeded area includes 136 Th ha of spring wheat (77%) against 160 Th ha in 2017 and 1314 Th ha of spring barley (82%) against 1528 Th ha last year. Corn planting is picking up pace in the country, UkrAgroConsult notes. Ukrainian growers planted 562 Th ha of corn (12% of its projected area) by the reporting date against 688 Th ha at the same time a year ago.

More information on crop conditions and progress in planting in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report "Black Sea Grain" by UkrAgroConsult.



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