Only a quarter of planned area in Ukraine sown with winter crops

4 October 2022, 07:43 PM
Ukrainian farmers began to sow winter crops (Photo:jackmac34 / Pixabay)

Ukrainian farmers began to sow winter crops (Photo:jackmac34 / Pixabay)

Only 1.2 million hectares of agricultural land in Ukraine have been sown with the country’s primary winter crops – 26% of the planned 4.56 million hectares, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy stated on their website on Oct. 3.

During the week from Sept. 27 to Oct, 4, 517,000 hectares were sown. At the same time, 27% of the planned areas (1.1 million hectares) were sown with wheat, 14% (96,000 hectares) with barley, and 41% (35,000 hectares) with rye.

The ministry noted that the most intensive sowing was carried out in Ternopil Oblast, where 32,000 hectares, or 41% of the predicted area for the oblast, have been sown.

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989,000 hectares were sown with winter rapeseed, with 28,000 of those being sown in the past week.

In 2021, Ukraine allocated 8.87 million hectares for winter crops, including 6.66 million hectares for wheat, 1.02 million hectares for barley, 160.6 thousand hectares for rye, and 1.03 million hectares for rapeseed.

Earlier, it was reported that Ukraine bought up all disposable and mobile granaries available on the global market.

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