Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Russian harvest update

As of 4 July, the Ministry report 1.4mha of grain harvested (0.7mha in 2015) producing 6.0mmt with an average yield 4.3mt/ha (3.7mt/ha in 2015).

In Krasnodar barley yield is 5.7mt/ha, down 10% on last years 6.3mt/ha, possible an indication that lodged crops have had more of an impact than previously thought.

Meanwhile in other southern regions wheat proteins are running low at 10-11%, far below the normal 13%.