Spring grain sowings in Ukraine were held on an area of 5.5 million ha15:49 | ProAgro
As of May 5, seeding of spring cereals and legumes were sowed on the area of 5.5 million ha or 76% of the forecast (7.2 million ha).
Including early spring grain and leguminous crops sown on an area of 2.3 million ha or 98% of the forecast (2.4 million ha):
- spring wheat planted 167 thousand ha or 94% of the forecast (178 thousand ha);
- spring barley - 1.5 mln ha or 95% of the forecast (1.6 million ha);
- oats - 197 thousand ha or 95% of the forecast (211 thousand ha);
- peas - 378 thousand ha or 114% of the forecast (330 thousand ha).
Corn sown 3.1 million ha or 69% of the forecast (4.5 million ha).
Buckwheat sowed on 18 thousand ha or 13% of the forecast (145 thousand ha).
Millet sowed on 11 thousand ha or 14% of the forecast (81 thousand ha).
In addition, sugar beets sowed on 305 thousand ha or 104% of the forecast (293 thousand ha).
Sunflower sown on an area of 3.8 million ha or 70% (5.4 million ha).
Sowing of soybean was held on an area of 793 thousand ha or 41% of the forecast (1.9 million ha).
Regarding the condition of winter crops:
Examination of winter cereals harvest in 2017 shows that of the planted 7.17 million ha, 7.15 million ha were successful regarding the sowings and only 0.5% of the total crops were lost.
A further condition of crops is crucially dependent on favorable weather conditions of spring vegetation and proper care.