Ukraine planted spring crops throughout 7.8 mln ha — Ministry for Development of Economy




As of April 23, all categories of Ukrainian agricultural households planted spring agricultural crops throughout the areas of 7.8 mln ha, or 52% of the forecast, declared the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture.

In particular, the areas under wheat totaled 119 thsd ha, barley — over 1 mln ha, and corn — 2.4 mln ha.

Also, the areas under sunflower seed totaled 3.2 mln ha, and soybeans — 237 thsd ha.

In addition, Ukrainian farmers planted sugar beet throughout 199 thsd ha.

At the same time, during the recent week agricultural producers of Mykolaiv (up 314 thsd ha), Poltava (up 274 thsd ha), Kirovohrad (up 257 thsd ha), Odessa (up 247 thsd ha), and Zaporizhia oblasts (up 218 thsd ha) became the leaders in the planting campaign rates.