Wheat and barley harvest in Ukraine is over

21.08.2018

GRAIN. According to the Agrarian Policy Ministry of Ukraine, the harvest of early cereals and pulses was 99% complete as of August 20. Wheat and barley had been gathered from 99.6% and 99.2% of their projected harvest areas, respectively.  Wheat yield is down 9% from last year, while that of barley is 12% lower than in 2017, reports UkrAgroConsult.

 

Ukraine. Harvesting progress, August 20, 2018

Crops

Planned area,

Th ha

Harvested,   Th ha

%

Crop, KMT

Yield, MT/ha

2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

Early grains and pulses

9882

9812

9641

99

34071

37224

3.47

3.86

Wheat

6610

6582

6359

100

24982

26562

3.80

4.18

Barley

2493

2474

2510

99

7477

8610

3.02

3.43

Rye

148

145

165

98

386

465

2.66

2.81

Oats

197

182

192

92

423

481

2.32

2.50

Peas

435

428

410

98

795

1095

1.86

2.67

 

OILCROPS. According to the Ag Ministry of Ukraine, winter rapeseed had been harvested from 969.1 Th ha by August 20 (99.8% of its projected harvest area of 970.7 Th ha). The crop amounted to 2552.6 KMT with an average yield of 2.63 MT/ha. The latter is 5.6% lower than last year’s 2.79 MT/ha. As before, the harvest progress is far ahead of 2017. So, rapeseed was harvested from 739 Th ha a year ago, with its crop at 2062 KMT.

 

Spring rapeseed had been harvested from 42.5 Th ha that represents 65% of its projected area of 65.1 Th ha. Farmers brought in 86.1 KMT with a yield of 2.03 MT/ha. The harvest of spring rapeseed is 12% ahead of 2017, but yield fell this past week to a level 8% below last year.

 

In addition, Ukrainian farmers continue sowing winter rape for the 2019 harvest. 401.4 Th ha had been sown by the reporting date (45% of the projected 888 Th ha) against 280 Th ha (36%) by August 21, 2017.

 

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

 

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