7 Sep 2022 14:28

Five Ukrainian regions finish sowing winter rapeseed - ministry

MOSCOW. Sept 7 (Interfax) - Farmers in the Volyn, Rivne, Ternopil, Cherkasy, and Chernivtsi regions of Ukraine have finished sowing winter rapeseed, which has been planted on 686,000 hectares as of September 6, Ukrainian media said.

The largest areas were sown with winter rapeseed is in Dnipropetrovsk region - 87,900 hectares, the Odesa region - 72,000 hectares, the Ternopil region - 63,700 hectares, the Vinnytsia region - 58,200 hectares, and the Kirovohrad region - 55,900 hectares, the Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food said on its website on Tuesday.

Crops have already been sown on 7,640 hectares, including wheat on 5,170 hectares, barley on 2,000 hectares, and rye on 470 hectares.

The report does not contain the ministry's winter crops sowing area forecast for the spring of 2023, but it is known that in 2021 Ukraine allocated 1.03 million hectares to be sown with winter rapeseed, 6.66 million hectares for winter wheat, 1.02 million hectares for barley, and 160,600 hectares for rye.

Thus, 66.6% of the area intended for sowing in 2021 have been sown with winter rapeseed as of September 6, and less that 1% of that area with wheat, barley and rye.

According to the ministry, the pace of the sowing campaign has been the fastest in the Chernihiv region, where winter crops have already been planted on 3,400 hectares. It is followed by the Vinnytsia region (1,900 hectares), and the Lviv region (1,100 hectares).