Ukraine to harvest the record grain volumes, in terms of the favourable weather




In the current year, in terms of keeping of the favourable weather conditions, Ukraine can produce the record harvest of grain crops — more than 70 mln tonnes, reported the Head of the Agrometeorology department at the Ukrainian hydrometeorological center, Tetyana Adamenko, on November 4.

Generally, in 2019 there were rather favourable weather conditions, and the harvest results of absolutely all crops reached the level of last year. As for corn, not only by the weather factor played the main role, but also the required agricultural technologies and crops varieties were quite significant. Corn demonstrated the higher yield figures compared with last year, its quality was also good. Sunflower seed and soybean figures were at the last year level or slightly lower. But the current harvest results already exceeded the last year volumes, while to date agrarians still continued the harvesting works. Therefore, the record of 70 mln tonnes is quite conceivable, she said.

In addition, T.Adamenko noted that the conditions of the harvesting campaign were also favourable, since there was no rain, and October 2019 was rather warm. At the same time, the weather conditions planting of winter crops in Ukraine were rather uneven.