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Ukraine. Planting of spring crops still behind last year

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Grains. Planting of grains and pulses in Ukraine was 80% complete as of May 13, 2019. This is 9% less than as of May 14, 2018 and 7% below the five-year average.

Corn planting is still 10% behind 2018, reports UkrAgroConsult.

For now, this year’s progress in planting buckwheat is the slowest among all crops, being 84% behind last year.

Ukraine. Sowing progress, May 13, 2019

Crop

Forecast crop area, Th ha

Planted, Th ha

%

2019

2018

Spring cereals and pulses, total

7239

5801

6402

80

Early spring cereals and pulses

2247

2139

2250

96

Corn

4662

3591

3996

77

Buckwheat

97

7

47

8

Millet

58

20

23

34

Oilcrops. According to Ukraine’s Ag Ministry, 4401.7 Th ha of sunflower had been sown by May 13, 2019, or 77% of the projected 5714.1 Th ha (official data). Its planting is 13.6% behind last year: 5035 Th ha had been planted to sunflower by May 13, 2018.

As of the reporting date, soybean planting was also behind 2018 (-38.2%). So, 810 Th ha had been planted to this crop by May 13 (44% of the forecast 1821.9 Th ha) against 1310 Th ha a year earlier.

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