Ukrainian farmers already sown 95% of projected area with winter crops

25.10.2018

Ukrainian farmers have already sown 95% of the projected area totaling 6.8 million hectares with winter crops, the press service of the Agrarian Policy Ministry reports.

“As of October 23, the Ukrainian farmers sowed 6.8 million hectares with winter crops (95%), with a projected area of 7.2 million hectares,” reads the report.

In particular, the farmers have already sown 5.9 million hectares with winter wheat (95%), with a projected area of 6.2 million hectares; 114 thousand hectares (78%) with rye, with a projected area of 147 thousand hectares; 819 thousand hectares (94%) with winter barley, with a projected area of 872 thousand hectares; 1.0 million hectares (114%) with winter rapeseed, with a projected area of 888 thousand hectares.

As to the harvesting campaign, the Ukrainian farmers have already threshed 54.5 million tonnes of grain crops from an area of 13.0 million hectares (88%) with a yield of 41.9 centners per ha. In particular, 34.3 million tonnes of early grain and leguminous crops have been harvested from an area of 9.9 million hectares with a yield of 34.8 centners per ha; 19.5 million tonnes of corn from an area of 2.8 million hectares (62%) with a yield of 68.2 centners per ha; 131 thousand tonnes of buckwheat from an area of 104 thousand hectares (96%) with a yield of 12.6 centners per ha; 72 thousand tonnes of millet from an area of 48 thousand hectares (92%) with a yield of 15.5 centners per ha.

In addition, 12.8 million tonnes of sunflower seeds were threshed from an area of 5.7 million hectares (95%) with a yield of 22.3 centners per ha; 3.9 million tonnes of soybeans from an area of 1.5 million hectares (89%) with a yield of 25.4 centners per ha; 2.7 million tonnes of rapeseed from an area of 1.0 million hectares with a yield of 26.1 centners per ha. Also, sugar beets were harvested from an area of 184 thousand hectares (66%) with a yield of 484 centners per ha.


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