According to Ukraine’s Ag Ministry, 97 Th ha of sunflower had been sown by April 3, 2019, or 2% of the projected 5809.4 Th ha (official data). This work is already underway in eight regions. The largest seeded areas are in Odesa and Kherson regions, reports UkrAgroConsult.
Favorable weather conditions allow growers to keep a fast pace of planting. A more active start to sowing was only observed in 2014, when more than 200 Th ha had been sown by April.
Groats production in Ukraine continues following an upward trend