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UKRAINE THRESHES 37 MLN TONNES OF GRAIN BY SEPT 18

Ukraine as of September 18 threshed 36.8 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops from an area of 10.4 million hectares (70% of the forecast) with the yield of 3.52 tonnes per ha, Ukraine’s Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food has said on its website. The harvest of early grains and leguminous crops amounted to 34.3 million tonnes from an area of 9.9 million hectares with a yield of 3.48 tonnes per hectare.
Some 2.2 million tonnes of maize was threshed from 402,000 hectares (9%) with the yield of 5.49 tonnes per hectare, some 84,000 tonnes of buckwheat was harvested from 66,000 hectares (61%) with a yield of 1.28 tonnes per hectare, and the total harvest of millet was 56,000 tonnes gathered from 36,000 hectares (68%) with a yield of 1.57 tonnes per hectare.
In addition, 4.7 million tonnes of sunflower seeds were harvested from 2.2 million hectares with a yield of 2.13 tonnes per hectare and 837,000 tonnes of soybean from 346,000 hectares with a yield of 2.42 tonnes per hectare.
Some 2.7 million tonnes of rapeseeds were threshed from 1 million hectares with a yield of 2.61 tonnes per hectare.
A total of 947,000 tonnes of sugar beets were dug from 20,000 ha (7%) with a yield of 46.7 tonners per ha.
Along with the harvesting the autumn sowing campaign is under way. So, the farmers sowed 1.1 million hectares with winter grain crops (16%), with a projected area of 7.2 million hectares. In addition, winter rapeseed was sown on 882,000 hectares (99%) with a projected area of 888,000 hectares.

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UKRAINE THRESHES 34.5 MLN TONNES OF GRAIN

Ukraine as of August 31, 2018 threshed 34.5 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops from 10 million ha (67% of the target) with the yield of 34.6 centners per ha.
According to a report of the Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry last week, early grain and leguminous crops harvest was 34.3 million from 9.9 million ha with the yield of 34.8 centners per ha.
Some 26,000 tonnes of buckwheat was threshed from 20,000 ha (18% of the target) with the yield of 13.2 centners per ha, 29,000 tonnes of oats from 19,000 ha (37%) with the yield of 15.1 centners per ha.
In addition, some 489,000 tonnes of sunflower was harvested from 267,000 ha (4%) with the yield of 18.3 centners per ha and 75,000 tonnes of soybeans from 28,000 ha (2%) with the yield of 26.9 centners per ha.
Rapeseeds were harvested from 1 million ha (99%) with the yield of 26.1 centners per ha. Some 2.7 million tonnes were threshed.
Winter rapeseeds are being sowed now. Some 685,000 ha had been sowed out of the 888,000 ha target (77%).

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GRAIN ALLIANCE THRESHES 43,800 TONNES OF EARLY GRAIN

Grain Alliance (LLC Baryshivska Grain Company), a large agricultural producer in Ukraine, has completed the harvesting of early grain and legumes, having threshed 43,800 tonnes of grain from 7,800 hectares.
The average yield of wheat is 5.77 tonnes per hectare; second- and third-grade wheat accounts for 84.5% of the harvest, the company said on its website.
The company is now preparing for gathering late crops.
Grain Alliance was co-founded by Harvest Moon East LLC (Baryshivka, Kyiv region) and BZK Grain Alliance (Sweden) in 2009.
Grain Alliance tills about 50,000 hectares of agricultural land in Ukraine’s Kyiv, Cherkasy, Poltava, Khmelnytsky and Chernihiv regions.
The company owns five grain storage facilities in Kyiv and Poltava regions, a seed processing plant with a capacity of 30,000 tonnes per year.

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UKRAINE THRESHES EARLY GRAINS FROM 91% OF AREAS BY AUG 8

Ukraine as of August 8 had threshed 30.7 million tonnes of early grain and leguminous crops from 8.9 million hectares (91% of the forecast for these crops) with the yield being 34.3 centners per ha. According to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, farmers harvested 22.8 million tonnes of winter wheat from 6.1 million hectares (95% of the forecast) with the yield of 37.4 centners/ha, 285,000 tonnes of spring wheat from 87,000 hectares (44%) with a yield of 32.9 centners/ha, 3 million tonnes of winter barley from 865,000 hectares (99%) with the yield being 35 centners per ha, 3.4 million tonnes of spring barley from 1.3 million hectares (82%) with a yield of 25.5 centners/ha, and 737,000 tonnes of peas from 406,000 hectares (94%) with a yield of 18.1 centners/ha.
The country also harvested 278,000 tonnes of rye from 107,000 hectares (72%) with a yield of 26.1 centners/ha and 151,000 tonnes of oats from 68,000 hectares (34%) with a yield of 22.3 centners/ha.
In addition, farmers threshed 2.5 million tonnes of winter rapeseeds from 965,000 hectares (99%) with a yield of 26.2 centners per ha and 45,000 tonnes of spring rapeseeds from 22,000 hectares (34%) with the yield standing at 20.6 centners/ha.

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UKRAINE THRESHES 22 MLN TONNES OF GRAIN, YIELD IS 32.2 CENTNERS PER HA

Ukraine as of July 30 had threshed 22.4 million tonnes of early grain and leguminous crops from 7 million hectares (70% of the forecast for these crops) with the yield being 32.2 centners per ha. According to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, farmers harvested 17 million tonnes of winter wheat from 4.9 million hectares (76% of the forecast) with the yield of 34.8 centners/ha, 54,400 tonnes of spring wheat from 22,700 hectares (12%) with a yield of 23.9 centners/ha, 3 million tonnes of winter barley from 850,500 hectares (97%) with the yield being 34.9 centners per ha, 1.6 million tonnes of spring barley from 793,000 hectares (49%) with a yield of 20.8 centners/ha, and 590,500 tonnes of peas from 342,400 hectares (79%) with a yield of 17.2 centners/ha.
The country also harvested 86,000 tonnes of rye from 36,000 hectares (24%) with a yield of 22.4 centners/ha and 25,600 tonnes of oats from 14,300 hectares (7%) with a yield of 17.9 centners/ha. In addition, farmers threshed 2.4 million tonnes of winter rapeseeds from 930,000 hectares (95%) with a yield of 25.9 centners per ha and 21,000 tonnes of spring rapeseeds from 12,000 hectares (17%) with the yield standing at 17.3 centners/ha.

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UKRAINE THRESHES 20 MLN TONNES OF EARLY GRAIN, YIELD IS 31.9 CENTNERS PER HA

Ukraine as of July 25 had threshed 20 million tonnes of early grain and leguminous crops from 6.3 million hectares (65% of the forecast for these crops) with the yield being 31.9 centners per ha.
According to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, farmers harvested 15 million tonnes of winter wheat from 4.4 million hectares (70% of the forecast) with the yield of 34.2 centners/ha, 37,000 tonnes of spring wheat from 16,000 hectares (9%) with a yield of 23 centners/ha, 2.9 million tonnes of winter barley from 816,000 hectares (99%) with the yield being 35.1 centners per ha, 1.3 million tonnes of spring barley from 628,000 hectares (41%) with a yield of 19.9 centners/ha, and 541,000 tonnes of peas from 319,000 hectares (75%) with a yield of 17 centners/ha.
The country also harvested 67,000 tonnes of rye from 27,500 hectares (19%) with a yield of 24.5 centners/ha and 16,000 tonnes of oats from 9,300 hectares (5%) with a yield of 17.5 centners/ha.
In addition, farmers threshed 2.3 million tonnes of winter rapeseeds from 902,000 hectares (92%) with a yield of 25.8 centners per ha and 11,000 tonnes of spring rapeseeds from 7,500 hectares (14%) with the yield standing at 15 centners/ha.

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