As of October 19, farmers of Ukraine planted winter crops throughout the areas of 6.2 mln ha (76% of the plan). Particularly, 1.1 mln ha was planted during the last week, declared the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine.
- winter wheat was planted throughout 4.6 mln ha (76%);
- winter barley - 628.3 thsd ha (66%);
- winter rye - 104.3 thsd ha (78%);
- winter rapeseed - 829.8 thsd ha (82%).
Last week, the fastest progress of winter planting campaign was observed in Odessa oblast (350.6 thsd ha), Zaporizhia oblast (127 thsd ha) and Mykolayv oblast (126.7 thsd ha).
Poltava oblast is the first region where farmers have reached planned planting area. They planted winter crops throughout 224.6 thsd ha.