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Ukraine. More than 2 Ml ha planted to early spring grains 17 April, 2019 at 17:04

Ukrainian farmers had planted 2050 Th ha of early spring grains by April 16 (91% of their target area). This is up 67% year-on-year and 4% ahead of the five-year average. Noteworthy is that the Ag Ministry of Ukraine has reduced its forecast for planted acreage of early spring grains by 1%, from 2284 Th ha to 2260 Th ha.

Corn planting is already underway all over Ukraine, except for Kherson region.

Fertilization of winter grains was 99% complete as of that date, with 6401 Th ha of winter wheat, 113 Th ha of winter rye and 993 Th ha of winter barley fertilized, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Ukraine. Sowing progress, April 16, 2019

Crops

Planned area,

Th. ha

Planted, Th. ha

%

2019

2018

Early spring grains and pulses

2260

2050

1229

91

Spring wheat

166

149

70

89

Spring barley

1559

1462

828

94

Oats

196

161

67

82

Peas

339

279

265

82

Corn

4662

240

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