Ukraine. Corn and sunflower planting progress is ahead of 2019 5 May, 2020 at 14:05

According to official data, more than 6 Ml ha had been planted to spring grains in Ukraine by May 4, 2020, UkrAgroConsult reports.

Planting of the following crops lags behind last year: barley (-1%), oats (-2%), peas (-1%).

The crops whose planting progress is ahead of 2019 include the following:

- wheat (+10%),

- corn (+47%),

- sunflower (+21%),

- soybeans (+2%).

Ukraine. Planting progress, May 4, 2020

Crop

Projected area, Th ha

Planted, Th ha

%

2020

2019

Spring wheat

185

182

165

98%

Spring barley

1517

1477

1493

97%

Oats

186

185

189

99%

Peas

283

279

286

99%

Corn

5389

3959

2698

73%

Buckwheat

75

3

1

4%

Millet

78

7

2

9%

Sunflower

6196

4436

3671

72%

Soybeans

1446

545

532

38%