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Ukraine. April weather conditions were favorable for growing crops 14 May, 2019 at 16:05

In terms of temperature conditions, April 2019 turned out to be similar to this month in 2010, 2006 and 2005. In general, it witnessed no significant temperature extremes. In 2018, April was the warmest on record. The coolest was April 2003.

Precipitation reached or exceeded normal rates in most regions (except for Odesa region, which received 65% of its normal amount). In most areas, all crops had adequate and optimum supply of productive moisture in the top and 100-cm soil layers.

The weather conditions were favorable for growing major crops, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Plants of winter and early spring grains develop roughly 5-7 days ahead of the long-term average. Crop condition is good and excellent.

Plants of winter wheat, rye and barley continue tillering and developing the lower stalk node.

Earlier planted corn is at the stages of germination and emergence. It is even at the stage of third leaf in single areas in the central regions.

Ukraine. Sowing progress, May 13, 2019

Crops

Planned area, Th ha

Planted, Th ha

%

2019

2018

Spring cereals and pulses, total

7239

5801

6402

80

Early spring cereals and pulses

2231

2139

2250

96

Corn

4662

3591

3996

77

Buckwheat

97

7

47

8

Millet

58

20

23

34

Sunflower

5714

4402

5035

77

Soya

1822

810

1310

44