Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Russia's final winter planting figures just in

Russia reports that winter plantings are complete for harvest 2017.

Actually they go on to say almost complete, 99.9% complete, with some planting still taking place in the North Caucasus but these are effectively the final planting figures.

Total reported plantings now stand at 17.3 million hectares (17.1mha in 2015) so previous Ministry forecasts in excess of 18mha were way off the mark.

Wheat stands at 14.81mha; rye 1.64mha, barley 0.55mha and triticale 0.28mha.

The South accounts for 34.9% of the total area, Volga 26.4%, Central 22.6% and the North Caucasus 12.8%.