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Ukraine. Farmers closing the year-over-year gap in planting 17 May, 2019 at 15:05

Planting of spring grains and pulses is 5% behind last year. However, this week’s weather conditions in Ukraine allowed farmers to accelerate planting and narrow the year-over-year gap in its progress, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Ag Ministry reduced its acreage forecast for early spring grains by 0.7%, to 2,231 Th ha.

Corn planting is 4% behind last year. Sunflower planting is 8.6% behind last year (-13.6% as of May 13, 2019).  Soybean planting is 30% behind last year (-38.2% as of May 13, 2019). 

Ukraine. Sowing progress, May 16, 2019

Crop

Forecast crop area, Th ha

Planted, Th ha

%

2019

2018

Spring cereals and pulses, total

7239

6294

6622

87

Early spring cereals and pulses

2231

2149

2254

96

Corn

4662

4037

4187

87

Buckwheat

97

17

57

18

Millet

58

29

26

51

Sunflower

 5714

4789

5242

84

Soybeans

 1822

1024

1462

76