UKRAINE SOWS 535,000 HA WITH WINTER GRAIN CROPS FOR 2018 HARVEST – AGRICULTURE MINISTRY

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UKRAINE SOWS 535,000 HA WITH WINTER GRAIN CROPS FOR 2018 HARVEST – AGRICULTURE MINISTRY

13 Sep , 2017  

KYIV. Sept 13 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukraine had by September 12 sown 535,000 hectares with winter grain crops for the 2018 harvest, which is 7% of the plan, the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry has said on the website.
In particular, winter wheat and triticale crops were sown on 503,000 ha (8% of the plan), rye crops on 20,000 ha (12%), and barley on 12,000 ha (1%).
A campaign to sow rapeseed crops is about to end: 728,000 ha, or 94% of the target, is under the crops.
By the said date, Ukraine had threshed 37.5 million tonnes of early grain and leguminous crops from 9.7 million ha (100%) with an average yield of 3.38 tonnes per hectare.