Condition of winter crops better than last year in Ukraine




Despite the delayed winter planting campaign in Ukraine due to weather conditions (prolonged rainfall), as of December, up to 65% of crops are in good and excellent condition, Ukrhydrometcenter said. This is an average figure, therefore the weather factor did not critically affect the crops’ conditions, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine reported on December 22.

"Crops, even poorly developed (in the seedling phase), amount of which were higher this autumn, were characterized by even development. However, given the development phases, the dependence of winter crops on the weather conditions will be very significant", – the experts stated.

According to the agrometeorological surveys of winter crop crops conducted in the second half of November, 30-40% of crops have reached mass tillering, which is the most favorable for wintering.

"According to a visual assessment, plants entered the winter in good and excellent condition on 65% of the examined fields (56% in 2021), the condition of plants was satisfactory on 28% (35%) of the area. Plant were poorly developed (did not reach a phase of development safe for wintering) on 7% (9%) of the area.