Ukraine. The area planted to winter rape is already above the official forecast 1 November, 2019 at 14:11

According to the latest update as of October 31, planting of winter grains 1.8% behind last year. The area planted to winter rape is already 3 Th ha above the official forecast and up 5.9% year-on-year, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Corn harvest accelerated to 16.9% ahead of last year, its yield is down 2.9% from October 31, 2018. Buckwheat harvest is 37.9% behind last year, with 4.7% higher yield than in 2018. Millet harvest is 68.2% ahead of last year, with 20.4% higher yield than in 2018.

Sunflower harvest progress is 2.6% behind last year, with 9.1% higher yield than in 2018. Soybean harvest is 4.6% behind last year, with yield down 9.0% from 2018.

Ukraine. Planting progress, October 31, 2019

Crop

Projected area, Th ha

Planted, Th ha

Completion, %

2019

2018

Winter grains total

7272

6835

6960

94

Wheat

6230

5823

5981

93

Rye

122

120

116

99

Barley

920

888

863

97

Winter rapeseed

1079

1081

1021

100