As of May 8, Ukrainian farmers already planted spring agricultural crops throughout the areas of 13.3 mln ha, or 86% of the forecast (15.5 mln ha), declared the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture.
In particular, the planted areas under corn reached 4.6 mln ha, while the plan totaled 5.38 mln ha.
As for oilseeds, all categories of agricultural households of the country planted sunflower seed throughout 5.3 mln ha, and soybeans — 942.6 thsd ha.
According to the announcement, last week agricultural producers of Zaporizhia (319 thsd ha), Dnipropetrovsk (218 thsd ha), and Poltava (200 thsd ha) oblasts became the leaders in the planting campaign rates.
As a reminder, in the beginning of May 2020 Ukraine completed the planting campaign of early spring crops.