10 Oct 2023 13:50

Ukraine sows winter grains and oilseeds for 2024 harvest on 3.7 mln ha, 92% of planned area

MOSCOW. Oct 10 (Interfax) - Ukrainian farmers are planting winter grains and oilseeds, which have already been sown on 3.7 million hectares, compared to 2.992 million hectares the previous week, Ukrainian media reported, citing the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food.

The report says that 2.583 million hectares are currently sown with winter grains (764,700 ha the previous week), including wheat on 2.352 million ha (1.743 million ha the previous week), barley on 171,000 ha (109,000 ha), and rye on 60,000 ha (53,600 ha).

The Sumy region is leading in the sowing campaign, having achieved 97% of its forecast.

In all regions, the sowing of winter rapeseed is nearing completion. It occupies 1.111 million hectares, which is 91.7% of the plan.

The winter rapeseed sowing leaders are the Dnepropetrovsk and Odessa regions.

As reported, the majority of farmers do not plan to significantly change the area under winter crops this year compared to last season.