Winter rapeseed in Ukraine survived the winter with minor losses


On March 11-12, air temperatures became slightly lower than earlier in the month. Cloudy weather dominated the country with almost daily insignificant precipitation occurring all over its territory except for the East. The average daily air temperature was within a range of +2.2 to +7.50С, i.e. 2.9-6.40С above normal. On the warmest days the air temperature peaked at 8-150C and the soil surface warmed to +17-250С. In the coldest nights the air temperature bottomed out at 0-10C with the soil surface cooling down to 1-50C below zero.

This spring, winter rape resumed growth in early March that is a month ahead of the multi-year average. As of the growth resumption moment the soil moisture reserves were estimated as mostly good – the only exception was the southern regions.

According to the Ag Ministry, farmers had fertilized winter rape on an area of 681 Th ha (78%) by March 17 against 439 Th ha (64%) at the same time last year.

Winter rape was sown on an area of 899.2 Th ha. 40.8% of rape plantings are in good condition/

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

Further prospects of the Black Sea oilseeds/vegoils market will be discussed at the V International Conference “Black Sea Oil Trade”, which will take place on September 19, 2017 in Hilton hotel, Kiev, Ukraine.



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