As of November 2, Ukrainian agricultural producers sowed the main winter crops on an area of 7.5 million hectares (91% of the forecast of 8.2 million hectares), 371,000 hectares were sown in a week.
According to a report on the website of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture on Tuesday, the following crops were sown: wheat – 5.65 million hectares (92% of the forecast), barley – 867,000 hectares (92%), rye – 118,800 hectares (89%), rapeseed – 862,600 hectares (85%).
According to the State Statistics Service, the sown area of winter crops for the harvest in 2020 amounted to 8.9 million hectares, which is 0.2% more than the area for the harvest in 2019.
Winter wheat was sown on 6.4 million hectares (0.6% less than in 2019), winter barley – 1 million hectares (+ 3.9%), rye – 135,000 hectares (+ 16.7%) and rapeseed – 1.3 million hectares (+ 0.3%).
The areas sown with agricultural crops in all categories of farms of Ukraine for the 2019 harvest will be within 27.7 million hectares, or at the 2018 level.
According to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, grain crops this year are to be sown on an area of 14.8 million hectares (54% in the structure of the areas), which corresponds to the standards for the best ratio of crops in crop rotation.
As reported, with reference to the ministry, Ukraine increased the area under winter crops in 2018 by 160,000 hectares, to 8.2 million hectares.
The gross grain harvest in Ukraine in 2018 amounted to about 70.1 million tonnes compared to 62 million tonnes in 2017.