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Sowing of early grain crops have been fulfilled in the area of 2.3 million hectares in Ukraine

published 18 April 2016 16:06

The largest area planted is in Dnipropetrovsk region – 221.4 thousand hectares (88% of the forecast), Kharkov region – 210.6 thousand hectares(90%), Zaporizhzhya region – 186.4 thousand hectares  (93%), Kherson region – 148.0 thousand hectares (86%), Odes

І. The fieldwork activities

 

As of 18.04.2016 the sowing of early grain crops have been fulfilled in the area of  2.3, or  92% of the forecast (It was 2.0 million hectares in 2015 ), namely : wheat – in the territory of 156 thousand hectares or 90% (in 2015 – 133 thousand hectares), barley – 1.7 million hectares or  90% (in 2015 – 1.5 million hectares), oats – 204 thousand hectares or 94% (in 2015 – 200 thousand hectares) and peas – 217 thousand hectares or 113% (in 2015  – 165 thousand hectares).

The largest area planted is in Dnipropetrovsk region – 221.4 thousand hectares (88% of the forecast), Kharkov region – 210.6 thousand hectares(90%), Zaporizhzhya region – 186.4 thousand hectares  (93%), Kherson region – 148.0 thousand hectares (86%), Odesa region – 138.2 thousand hectares (101%) and Mykolaiv region – 136.1 thousand hectares (91%).

Moreover, sugar beets have also been sown in the territory of 259 thousand hectares, or 96% of the forecast (in 2015 – 170 thousand hectares), sunflowers – 1.6 thousand hectares, or 32% (in 2015 – 475 thousand hectares).

The planting of corn for grain has been fulfilled in the area of 907 thousand hectares, or 20% of the forecast (in 2015 – 120 thousand hectares).

The planting of soy has recently begun in the territory of 132 thousand hectares, or 7% of the forecast.

 

 

 

     Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Press Service

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