Thursday, 26 June 2014

Ukraine and Russia harvest 2014

The Ukraine and Russian harvest is up and running with first reports of areas and yields available.

Russia has reported that harvest has started in the southern regions of Krasnodar, Stavropol, Crimea (contentiously) and slightly further north in Rostov.

They have cut 290kha of (helpfully called) grains producing 1.1mmt with a yield average of 3.85mt/ha

Ukraine are reporting harvest in Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, Zakarpattia, Mykolaiv, Odessa and Kherson.

They have cut 388kha of grains producing 1.0mmt with a yield average of 2.74mmt/ha.

Fortunately Ukraine does go on to break grains down into more helpful wheat 2.19mmt/ha; barley 2.78mmt/ha; oilseedrape 1.70mmt/ha.

Growers in the conflict areas of Donetsk and Lugansk are calling for a safety corridor so they can transport crop once harvest starts there.

They also point out that health and safety issues means it might be difficult getting contractors and tractor drivers to operate in these regions.