Ukraine sows winter crops on 58% of planned areas - Agrarian Policy Ministry
MOSCOW. Oct 18 (Interfax) - Ukrainian agricultural producers have sown the main winter grain crops on the area of 2.8 million hectares (58% of the forecast of 4.5 million hectares), including 954,000 hectares sown in the past week, between October 11 and October 18, the Ukrainian media reported citing the website of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food on Tuesday.
The ministry said that 61% of the planned areas, or 2.5 million hectares, have been sown with wheat, 265,000 hectares with barley (39% of areas) and 69,000 hectares with rye (81% of areas).
The most intensive sowing campaign of winter crops is underway in the Dnepropetrovsk and Odessa regions, with over 100,000 hectares of winter crops sown in each of them, it said.
Additionally, 999,000 hectares have been sown with winter rape in Ukraine, which is 104% of the targets.
Thus, 3.8 million hectares of winter grains and oilseeds have been planted in total in Ukraine by October 18, which is 42.8% as of the same date last year.
In 2021, Ukraine has planted winter crops on 8.87 million hectares, including 6.66 million hectares of wheat, 1.02 million hectares of barley, 160,600 hectares of rye and 1.03 million hectares of rape.