Friday, 14 October 2016

Ukraine harvest update

Ukraine Ministry of Agrarian Policy report the current harvest stands at 46.6mmt, down slightly on the same period last year (47.2mmt in 2015).

To date 11.4mha or 80% of the cropping area has been cut but wet and windy weather this week has slowed or stopped harvest with reports of damaged and lodged crops in the south which will undoubtedly lower final harvest output.

Winter crop plantings stand at 4.8mh or 66% of the reported target area, down 383kah on the same date last year.

Some of my contacts are suggesting they will stop planting anymore winter wheat as a result of the wet weather so it will be interesting to see how close to the target planting Ukraine gets to this year.