Ukraine. Winter wheat planting almost 60% complete

02.10.2018

Grains. The weather conditions in Ukraine were favorable for harvesting late grains and planting winter crops for the 2019 harvest, reports UkrAgroConsult.

The harvest of late grains in Ukraine was 75% complete as of October 1, 2018. That of corn is 33% ahead of last year, while buckwheat harvest is 38% behind 2017.

The planting of winter grains is underway all over Ukraine. It has picked up pace and is now just a bit behind last year.

Ukraine. Harvesting progress, October 01, 2018

Crops

Planned area,

Th ha

Harvested,   Th ha

%

Crop, KMT

Yield, MT/ha

2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

Grains and pulses, total

14842

11112

10685

75

40898

41103

3.68

3.85

Buckwheat

108

85

137

79

107

155

1.26

1.13

Millet

52

42

49

80

66

71

1.57

1.45

Corn

4578

1032

774

23

6067

3245

5.88

4.19

 

Ukraine. Planting progress, October 01, 2018

Crop

Planting forecast, Th ha

Planted, Th ha

% of forecast

2018

2017

Winter wheat

6184

3553

3633

57

Winter rye

147

78

103

53

Winter barley

872

189

156

22

Oilcrops. According to the Ag Ministry of Ukraine, sunseed had been harvested from 4083.4 Th ha by October 1, i.e. from 67% of its projected area of 6056.1 Th ha. The harvest is 4% ahead of 2017. The crop amounted to 8805.6 KMT with an average sunseed yield of 2.16 MT/ha (up 14.3% from 2017). By the same date a year ago, farmers harvested 7422 KMT of sunseed from 3926 Th ha with an average yield of 1.89 MT/ha, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Soybeans had been harvested from 765.4 Th ha by the reporting date (45% of their projected area of 1709.2 Th ha). Their harvest is now 15.2% behind last year, though it was 6.6% behind last year a week ago. Farmers combined 1892.9 KMT of soybeans with an average yield of 2.47 MT/ha (+40.3% from 2017). A year ago, 1586 KMT was harvested from 903 Th ha with an average yield of 1.76 MT/ha.

More detailed information on the latest trends in grain exports, supply and demand balances with breakdown by crop, price behavior, crop conditions and progress in harvesting/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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