Ukraine started the planting campaign of winter crops — Ministry of Agrarian Policy




As of September 11, Ukrainian agrarians started the planting campaign of winter grains in almost all oblasts. So, the planted areas reached 364 thsd ha, or 5% of the forecast, declared the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.

In particular, the areas under winter wheat totaled 338 thsd ha (5% of the forecast), rye — 16 thsd ha (14%), and barley — 9 thsd ha (1%).

Also, agrarians almost completed the planting campaign of rapeseed, which areas already reached 892 thsd ha, or 83% of the forecast.

In addition, as of the reporting date all categories of agricultural households in Ukraine harvested 40 mln tonnes of grains and pulses throughout the areas of 10.2 mln ha, or 67% of the forecast. In particular, the production of early grain crops and pulses in the country totaled 39.2 mln tonnes, and the areas — 9.96 mln ha (99.9% of the plan). At the same time, agrarians harvested 523 thsd tonnes of corn throughout 89 thsd ha (2%), 37 thsd tonnes of buckwheat throughout 28 thsd ha (41%), and 116 thsd tonnes of millet throughout 62 thsd ha (69%).

Also, agrarians harvested 3.6 mln tonnes of sunflower seed throughout the areas of 1.7 mln ha (29%). At the same time, the production of soybeans reached 651 thsd tonnes, with the areas of 286 thsd ha (18%).