Ukraine planted winter grains throughout over 4 mln ha — Ministry of Agrarian Policy




As of October 2, all categories of agricultural households in Ukraine already planted winter grains throughout the areas of 4.1 mln ha, or 56% of the forecast, declared the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.

In particular, the areas under winter wheat totaled 3.7 mln ha (59% of the forecast), winter rye — 81 thsd ha (67%), and winter barley — 314 thsd ha (34%).

In addition, Ukrainian agrarians planted winter rapeseed throughout 1.1 mln ha, or 94% of the plan.

Also, as of the reporting date Ukrainian agrarians harvested 47.6 mln tonnes of grains and pulses throughout the areas of 11.5 mln ha, or 75% of the forecast. The average yield totaled 4.15 t/ha. In particular, agrarians harvested 7.9 mln tonnes of corn throughout 1.3 mln ha (26%), with the yield of 6.07 t/ha; 75 thsd tonnes of buckwheat throughout 57 thsd ha (84%), with the yield of 1.32 t/ha; and 142 thsd tonnes of millet throughout 76 thsd ha (84%), with the yield of 1.88 t/ha.

Also, agrarians harvested 10.9 mln tonnes of sunflower seed throughout the areas of 4.7 mln ha (80%), with the yield of 2.33 t/ha. At the same time, the production of soybeans reached 2.3 mln tonnes, with the yield of 2.35 t/ha, and the areas of 998 thsd ha (63%).

In addition, Ukraine started harvesting sugar beet, which areas already totaled 53 thsd ha or 24% of the forecast. The production volumes reached 2.4 mln tonnes, with the yield of 44.6 t/ha.