Monday, 18 May 2015

Summer 2015 Ukraine and Russia Crop Tour

Once again we are looking for sponsorship to fund the next Ukraine and Russia Crop Tour.

This time we will be looking at the post-planting condition of the major spring crops of corn (grain maize), sunflower and soya and the pre-harvest condition of winter and spring grains and oilseed rape.

The Crop Tour is planned for the beginning of June and like our previous April Crop Tour we will cover 4 to 5,000km through Ukraine and Russia over a ten day period.

The aim is to achieve a clear, objective picture of the condition of the spring crops and the yield potential of the winter grains just prior to harvest.

We will use a number of techniques to gain a clear understanding of crop condition including rapid appraisals, samples of key yield indicators, farm visits and interviews with current farm mangers and agronomists.

Contributors to the Crop Tour will receive an emailed end of tour report summarising all the information recorded including comments, opinion and observation with photographs and videos.

We will operate a dedicated member only Twitter account during the Crop Tour that will provide an ongoing commentary and dialogue for the duration.

We are asking a contribution of £75, €100 or $115 towards our costs.

Please register your interest or send any questions to me at