According to Ukraine’s Ag Ministry, 996.8 Th ha of sunflower had been sown by April 16, 2019, or 17% of the projected 5714.1 Th ha (official data). The pace of planting is far ahead of last year: 211 Th ha had been planted to sunflower by April 16, 2018, reports UkrAgroConsult.
Also, Ukrainian farmers started soybean planting earlier than last year. They had planted some 27 Th ha to this crop by April 16 (1% of the forecast 1821.9 Th ha).
Ukrainian farmers had planted 2050 Th ha of early spring grains by April 16 (91% of their target area).