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Ukraine. Slowdown in corn planting 7 May, 2019 at 17:05

Grains. 4878 Th ha had been planted to spring grains and pulses by May 6. The planting progress is 13% behind last year (5637 Th ha has been seeded by May 7, 2018).

At the same time, corn planting is 19% behind last year, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Farmers continue planting buckwheat and millet.

Ukraine. Sowing progress, May 06, 2019

Crops

Planned area,

Th ha

Planted, Th ha

%

2019

2018

Spring cereals and pulses, total

7239

4878

5637

67

Early spring cereals and pulses

2247

2133

2209

95

Corn

4662

2698

3328

58

Buckwheat

97

1

20

1

Millet

58

11

14

19

Oilcrops. According to Ukraine’s Ag Ministry, 3670.6 Th ha of sunflower had been sown by May 6, 2019, or 64% of the projected 5714.1 Th ha (official data). Its planting is 16.9% behind last year: 4414.8 Th ha had been planted to sunflower by May 7, 2018.

As of the reporting date, soybean planting was also behind 2018 (-38.7%). So, 532.2 Th ha had been planted to this crop by May 6 (29.2% of the forecast 1821.9 Th ha) against 868.8 Th ha a year earlier.