Eight days on the road, three thousand kilometres, hundreds of crop observations, dozens of tweets on our tour twitter account, two reports posted out today with our latest forecast on wheat prospects, and many questions from clients answered, we are done.
I’m fairly certain that right now, there isn’t a person on the planet who has seen as much Black Sea wheat as my team and I.
Weather conditions were much better this year, we pretty much had a clear run from Stavropol and Krasnodar in southern Russia through to Belgorod and Kursk, before we crossed into Ukraine and Kyiv, then south to Mykolaiv and Odessa.
We even managed to fit in a bit of sightseeing at the Kursk battlefield sites, downtown Kyiv and the catacombs of Odessa.
We next tour in May to look at wheat again but also corn, sunflower and soya, which will have been recently planted.
We have seats available on this tour, plus due to popular demand, we are planning on putting together mini-tours during May, June and July, fewer road miles than a full-on tour but still packed with adventure.
Drop me a line if you would like to be put on our mailing list to find out what tours will be taking place this year, and how to apply to join us.
We can also organise bespoke tours, just drop me a line to discuss your requirements.