Ukraine as of September 9, 2019 threshed 39.7 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops from 10.1 million ha (66% of the target) with an average yield of 3.92 tonnes per ha, the Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry of Ukraine has reported. According to the ministry, 281,000 tonnes of corn were threshed from an area of 46,000 ha (1%), buckwheat – 29,000 tonnes from 46,000 ha (32%), millet – 110,000 tonnes from 58,000 ha (64%). Early grain and leguminous crops collected 39.2 million tonnes from an area of 9.96 million hectares.
In addition, 2.5 million tonnes of sunflower were harvested from 1.2 million hectares (21%) with a yield of 2.04 tonnes per ha and 484,000 tonnes of soybeans from 214,000 ha (14%) with a yield of 2.26 tonnes per ha.
As reported, the ministry predicts this year’s harvest in Ukraine at 71.1 million tonnes (of which 27.8 million tonnes of wheat) compared to 70.1 million tonnes in 2018.