Ukraine. Soybean yield up almost 36% on the year
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Ukraine. Soybean yield up almost 36% on the year

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OILCROPS. According to the Ag Ministry of Ukraine, sunseed had been harvested from 5669.9 Th ha by October 22, i.e. from 94% of its projected area of 6056.1 Th ha. The harvest is 4.2% ahead of 2017. The crop amounted to 12622.6 KMT with an average sunseed yield of 2.23 MT/ha (up 14.4% from 2017). By the same date a year ago, farmers harvested 10624 KMT of sunseed from 5443Th ha with an average yield of 1.95 MT/ha, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Soybeans had been harvested from 1485.3 Th ha by the reporting date (87% of their projected area of 1709.2 Th ha). Their harvest is now 4.8% behind last year. Farmers combined 3771.3 KMT of soybeans with an average yield of 2.54 MT/ha (+35.8% from 2017). A year ago, 2921 KMT was harvested from 1560 Th ha with an average yield of 1.87 MT/ha.

According to current reports, the planted area of winter rape is already as large as 1010.9 Th ha. This is 114% of the projected 888 Th ha and 20.5% more than a year ago (839 Th ha).

GRAINS. Ukrainian farmers continue harvesting late grains. Corn harvest was 60% complete as of October 22, with its progress being 21% ahead of that seen as of October 23, 2017. At the same time, the combined corn crop is now 75% larger than a year ago.

The planting of winter grains was 94% complete as of the reporting date. It is 4% ahead of last year.

Ukraine. Harvesting progress, October 22, 2018

Crops

Planned area,

Th ha

Harvested,   Th ha

%

Crop, KMT

Yield, MT/ha

2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

Grains and pulses, total

14842

12884

12264

87

53633

48687

4.16

3.97

Buckwheat

109

104

166

96

131

184

1.26

1.11

Millet

52

48

55

92

74

79

1.54

1.44

Corn

4578

2744

2271

60

18628

10633

6.79

4.68

 

Ukraine. Planting progress, October 22, 2018

Crop

Planting forecast, Th ha

Planted, Th ha

% of forecast

2018

2017

Winter wheat

6184

5834

5670

94

Winter rye

147

114

142

78

Winter barley

872

808

707

93

More detailed information on the latest trends in grain exports, supply and demand balances with breakdown by crop, price behavior, crop conditions and progress in harvesting/planting in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report "Black Sea Grain" by UkrAgroConsult.

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