5 Sep 2023 13:31

Fall sowing campaign starts in Ukraine

MOSCOW. Sept 5 (Interfax) - Farmers across Ukraine have begun sowing winter crops and are actively planting rapeseed.

Winter crops have already been sown on 699,700 hectares, including rapeseed on 654,900 hectares and grain on 44,800 hectares, Ukrainian media said on Tuesday, citing the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry.

Winter wheat has already been planted on 42,500 hectares, winter barley on 1,200 hectares, and winter rye on 1,100 hectares, the ministry said.

The Volyn, Poltava, Sumy and Ternopol regions have already finished sowing rapeseed due to favorable weather conditions, it said. The largest areas under winter rapeseed are currently in the Ternopol region (72,500 hectares), the Vinnitsa region (67,200 hectares) and the Kirovograd region (59,400 hectares).

As reported, the findings of a poll conducted by the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry show that the overwhelming majority of farmers do not plan to seriously change the size of areas under winter crops in 2024 as compared to the current season.