Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Ukraine harvest update, shows what I know

Despite my know all predictions of a not so good Ukrainian harvest because of blah blah blah (see previous posts), today’s figures let me down as yields stubbornly continue to climb.

With 5.93mha or 60% cut overall average yield is now up at 3.22mt/ha.

That’s wheat at 3.49mt/ha; barley at 2.80mt/ha; rye at 2.34mt/ha; oats 1.73mt/ha; peas 2.26mt/ha; oilseed rape 2.28mt/ha.

But we have all experienced that sinking feeling of disappointment as the last field comes in and knocks the feet out from under what was a promising year.

A lot can still happen between now and the finish tape.