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Ukraine. Corn planting is 68% complete 10 May, 2019 at 15:05

This week’s fair weather conditions for planting allowed farmers to narrow the year-on-year gap in its progress. So, 5349 Th ha had been planted to spring grains and pulses by May 8, 2019, or 8% less than a year earlier. However, their planting was 13% behind last year on May 6, 2019.

As of the reporting date, corn sowing progress was 10% behind last year (-19% on May 6, 2019), reports UkrAgroConsult.

Ukraine. Sowing progress, May 08, 2019

Crop

Forecast crop area,

Th ha

Planted, Th ha

%

2019

2018

Spring cereals and pulses, total

7239

5349

5843

74

Early spring cereals and pulses

2247

2136

2222

95

Corn

4662

3154

3512

68

Buckwheat

97

4

24

4

Millet

58

17

16

29