22 Nov 2022 13:08

Ukraine has sown 94% of planned area with winter grain - Ministry of Agrarian Policy

MOSCOW. Nov 22 (Interfax) - Ukraine's agricultural producers have sown 4.4 million hectares, or 94% of the planned area, with the main winter grain crops as of November 22, including 61,000 hectares sown on November 15 to 22, Ukrainian media have reported, citing information on the website of the country's Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food.

According to the agency, 3.8 million hectares, or 94% of the planned area, have been sown with wheat; 613,000 hectares, 91%, with barley; and 79,200 hectares, 92%, with rye.

The ministry clarifies that farmers in the regions of Vinnitsa, Volyn, Kiev, Ternopol, and Chernovtsy, respectively, have fully completed sowing winter crops; and the regions of Zhitomir, Poltava, Khmelnitsky, and Chernigov, respectively, are close to completing the sowing of winter crops.

The Odessa, Poltava, and Khmelnitsky regions are the leaders in sowing winter wheat as of November 22. The Rivne Region has sown most of the rye, and the Odessa Region has sown most of the barley.

Moreover, Ukraine has sown 999,000 hectares of winter rapeseed at 104% of the plan.

Winter grain and oilseed have been sown on 5.4 million hectares in Ukraine as of November 22, a drop of 61.5% year-on-year.

Ukraine allocated 8.87 million hectares for winter crops in 2021, including 6.66 million hectares for wheat, 1.02 million hectares for barley, 160,600 hectares for rye, and 1.03 million hectares for rapeseed.