Головна Horticulture Ukraine has already sown spring cereals and oilseeds on nearly 10 million...

Ukraine has already sown spring cereals and oilseeds on nearly 10 million hectares

As of May 16, 2022, Ukraine has sown 9.9 million hectares of spring grains and oilseeds, which is 64% of the areas under spring grains and oilseeds in 2021.

This is evidenced by the data of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, says “ProAgro Group” referring to Ukrainian Grain Association.

In particular, sunflower was sown on 3 752 thousand hectares with the forecast of 5 million hectares, soybeans – 868 thousand hectares with the forecast of 1 million hectares, maize – 3 825 thousand hectares with the forecast of 3.9 thousand hectares. The plan of spring barley sowing was exceeded – 926 thousand hectares under the forecast – 900 thousand hectares.

As for spring wheat sowing area, it has been increased this year by 7% against the last one and amounted to 189 thsd. ha with the forecast 190 thsd. ha. At the same time, the total area under wheat in 2021/22 MY was 6.43 million hectares, which is 2% more than in the previous season.

According to the forecast, the planned areas under spring cereals and oilseeds this year will approximately amount to 11.45 million hectares, which is by 3.5-4 million hectares less than last year, due to Russia’s war against Ukraine, occupation of territories and mine clearance.