Ukrainian farmers gathered almost 59 mln tonnes of grain crops

02.11.2018

Ukrainian farmers have gathered almost 59 million tonnes of grain crops from an area of 13.5 million hectares, the press service of the Agrarian Policy Ministry reports.

“As of November 1, Ukrainian farmers threshed 58.9 million tonnes of grain crops from an area of 13.5 million hectares (91%) with a yield of 43.6 centners per ha,” reads the report.

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; 23.1 million tonnes of corn from an area of 3.3 million hectares (72%) with a yield of 70.5 centners per ha; 134 thousand tonnes of buckwheat from an area of 106 thousand hectares (98%) with a yield of 12.6 centners per ha; 77 thousand tonnes of millet from an area of 50 thousand hectares (96%) with a yield of 15.5 centners per ha.

Also, 13.2 million tonnes of sunflower seeds were threshed from an area of 5.9 million hectares (97%) with a yield of 22.4 centners per ha; 4.1 million tonnes of soybeans from an area of 1.6 million hectares (95%) with a yield of 26.1 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, 10.7 million tonnes of sugar beet were harvested from an area of 221 thousand hectares with a yield of 484 centners per ha.

As to the sowing campaign, the farmers have already sowed 7.0 million hectares with winter crops (97%), with a projected area of 7.2 million hectares and 1.0 million hectares (115%) with winter rapeseed, with a projected area of 888 thousand hectares.


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