Thursday, 11 May 2017

Latest spring planting figures for Ukraine

Ukraine’s early sowing of spring grains and legumes is in the final stages with 2.3 million hectares or 98% of the forecast planted.

This includes 168,000 hectares of spring wheat or 95% of the forecast and 1.56mha of spring barley or 95% of the forecast.

Other crops include 4.2mha of sunflowers or 78% of the forecast, 3.5mha of corn also 78% of the forecast and 1.1mha of soya or 56% of the forecast.

Sugar beets plantings are up at 306kha or 104% of the forecast and our friend buckwheat is progressing with 34kha in the ground representing 24% of the forecast.