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Ukraine. Topsoil moisture content is insufficient in the most of regions 27 August, 2019 at 14:08

Weather conditions. It was hot on August 11-23, with no significant rainfall.

Moisture supply. Topsoil moisture content was good and optimal for the soil to become prepared for planting winter grains and winter rape. The exception was the central, southern and southeastern regions, which had insufficient or almost exhausted topsoil moisture, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Crop condition is largely good and fair.

Ukraine. Harvesting progress, August 23, 2019

Crop

Projected area,

Th ha

Harvested, Th ha

Completion,

%

Crop, KMT

Yield, MT/ha

2019

2018

2019

2018

2019

2018

Early grains and pulses

9984

9946

9848

99.6

38931

34210

3.91

3.47

Buckwheat

68

4

6

4

4

7

1.16

1.13

Millet

90

20

4

23

37

5

1.83

1.43

Sunflower

5849

19

-

0.3

30

-

1.58

-