Ukraine harvested its first million tonnes of sunflower seed

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In the current season, as of September 15, Ukraine harvested 35.2 mln tonnes of new harvest crops, including 29.5 mln tonnes of grains and 5.7 mln tonnes of oilseeds, reported the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine.  

The grains and pulses were harvested from 6.76 mln ha, with the average yield at 4.36 t/ha, including: 

  • wheat – from 4.69 mln ha (yield – 4.72 t/ha), production – 22.15 mln tonnes;
  • barley – from 1.50 mln ha (yield – 3.87 t/ha), production – 5.82 mln tonnes;
  • peas – from 154 thsd ha (yield – 2.50 t/ha), production – 386,6 thsd tonnes;
  • corn – from 11,9 thsd ha (yield – 4.70 t/ha), production – 55,8 thsd tonnes;
  • buckwheat – from 70 thsd ha (yield – 1.44 t/ha), production – 100,2 thsd tonnes;
  • millet – from 47,4 thsd ha (yield – 2.31 t/ha), production – 109,4 thsd tonnes;
  • other grains and pulses – from 286 thsd ha, production – 831 thsd tonnes.

Oilseed harvest includes:

  • rapeseed – from 1.39 mln ha (yield – 2.87 t/ha), production – 3.99 thsd tonnes;
  • sunflower seed – from 498,6 thsd ha (yield – 2.08 t/ha), production – 1.035 mln tonnes;
  • soybean – from 257 thsd ha (yield – 2.43 t/ha), production – 624,8 thsd tonnes.

Sugar beets were harvested from 14,1 thsd tonnes and production volume totaled 617,1 thsd tonnes.

It is also reported, that farmers finish harvesting rapeseed in all regions.

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