Ukraine planted early spring grains and pulses throughout 2 mln ha — Ministry of Agrarian Policy




As of April 15, Ukrainian agricultural enterprises already planted early spring grains and pulses throughout the areas of 2 mln ha, or 90% of the forecast, reported the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.

In particular, the planted areas under spring wheat reached 148 thsd ha (89%), spring barley — 1.4 mln ha (92%), spring oats — 159 thsd ha (81%), and peas — 277 thsd ha (72%). Also, agrarians planted corn throughout 187 thsd ha, or 4% of the plan.

In addition, agrarians continued planting sunflower seed. As of the reporting date, Ukraine planted the oilseed throughout 893 thsd ha (16%).

Ukraine planted sugar beet throughout 189 thsd ha (77%).

At the same time, agrarians still continued providing additional fertilizing of winter grain areas — 7.5 mln ha (99%). In particular, agrarians already realized such works throughout 6.4 mln ha of winter wheat (99%), 113 thsd ha of winter rye (98%), and 993 thsd ha of winter barley (99%). In addition, agrarians provided additional fertilizing of winter rapeseed throughout 1.3 mln ha (99%).