FAO estimates the wheat crop in Ukraine in 2017, 25 million.
In 2017, according to experts of FAO, the wheat harvest in Ukraine will reach 25 million tons, which is 4% less than collected in 2016. The sown area under winter crops decreased by 1% to 6.1 million hectares.
the Total crop of wheat in the world in 2017 will be reduced compared to the 2016 1.8% to 744,5 million tons.
currently, winter crops in Ukraine are in good condition, almost no loss of the crop through the winter frosts.
81% of the projected area, or 5.7 million hectares held fertilizing winter wheat plants.
As of March 20 sowing campaign started in 19 regions of Ukraine. Early grain and leguminous crops planted on 15% of the projected area or 359 thousand hectares.
in Particular, on the specified date planted:
- spring wheat – 4% of the planned or 8 thousand hectares
- spring barley – 14% of the planned or 243 hectares,
- pea – 36% of the planned or 98 thousand hectares,
- oats – 5% of the planned or 11 thousand ha.
To perform the spring field work, farmers were purchased 324 thousand tons of diesel fuel and 78 thousand tons of gasoline with demand at 401 thousand tons of diesel fuel and 95 thousand tons of gasoline. The whole 2017 producers will need 1.4 million tons of diesel fuel and 323 thousand tons of gasoline.