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Ukraine. Corn planting is 92% complete 22 May, 2019 at 15:05

Planting of early spring grains and pulses is almost complete, reports UkrAgroConsult. This week’s weather conditions in Ukraine allowed farmers to accelerate planting and narrow the year-over-year gap in its progress.

The gap in grains planting progress from the five-year average narrowed to 2%.

Sunflower planting is 5.3% behind last year (-8.6% as of May 16, 2019). 

Soybean planting is 24% behind last year (-30% as of May 16, 2019). 

Ukraine. Sowing progress, May 20, 2019

Crops

Planned area, Th ha

Planted, Th ha

%

2019

2018

Spring cereals and pulses, total

7239

6564

6857

91

Early spring cereals and pulses

2231

2153

2268

97

Corn

4662

4286

4373

92

Buckwheat

97

23

69

24

Millet

58

37

32

64

Sunflower

 5714

5137

5425

90

Soybeans

 1822

1192

1569

65