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Ukraine continues planting corn and sunseed 24 April, 2019 at 13:04

Grains. Planting of early spring grains in Ukraine was 93% complete as of April 22 with 2099 Th ha planted by that date. This is 7% more than as of April 23, 2018, but 9% below the five-year average.

The corn planting progress is slightly behind last year (-3%), reports UkrAgroConsult.

Ukraine. Sowing progress, April 22, 2019

Crops

Planned area, Th ha

Planted, Th ha

%

2019

2018

Early spring grains and pulses

2260

2099

1962

93

Spring wheat

166

154

136

92

Spring barley

1559

1481

1314

95

Oats

196

179

142

92

Peas

339

285

369

84

Corn

4662

545

562

12

Oilseeds. According to Ukraine’s Ag Ministry, 1413 Th ha of sunflower had been sown by April 22, 2019, or 25% of the projected 5714.1 Th ha (official data). The pace of planting is far ahead of last year: 1239 Th ha had been planted to sunflower by April 22, 2018.