Ukrainian farmers started harvesting winter rapeseed


The Agriculture Ministry of Ukraine reports that harvesting of winter rapeseed has started in the southern regions of the country (Zaporizhia, Odesa, Kherson).

Risoil Group has begun receiving rapeseed at its elevator in Rozdilna (Odesa region). The company reports a high oil content in the first rapeseed arrivals: roughly 48%, or more than 50.5% in dry matter terms. This is a high value for the central part of Odesa region early in a season.

As of June 18, 2018, farmers had harvested 6 KMT of winter rapeseed from 3 Th ha (out of this season’s projected harvest area of 983 Th ha) with an average yield of 1.74 MT/ha.

Farmers in South Ukraine are going to start large-scale rapeseed harvesting by June 21, reports UkrAgroConsult.

As a reminder, rapeseed in Ukraine survived the winter mostly well, and its condition was rated the best in four years.

At the same time, according to the Ag Ministry of Ukraine, 5738.4 Th ha had been seeded to sunflower by June 11, 2018, or 103% of its projected area of 5559.5 Th ha (official data). The pace of seeding this crop remained record fast, being 2.9% ahead of last year. 5576 Th ha of sunflower was sown a year ago.

As of June 11, the soybean seeded area already equaled 1743.8 Th ha, or 90% of the projected 1929 Th ha (official data). 1876 Th ha had been seeded to soybeans by June 11, 2017.

More detailed information on the latest trends in oilseeds/vegoils/meals exports, supply and demand balances with breakdown by crop as well as crop conditions and progress in planting in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report "Black Sea Vegoils" by UkrAgroConsult.

Further prospects of the Black Sea oilseeds/vegoils market will be discussed at the VI International Conference “Black Sea Oil Trade”, which will take place on September 20, 2018 in Hilton hotel, Kiev, Ukraine.



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