Dry and warm weather helps harvest
Dry weather with temperatures 2-3 degrees above the norm that prevails over Ukraine and the European part of Russia, contributes to increased collection of late crops, but is bad for the filling of sunflower seeds and exacerbated water deficiency on crops.
As of September 3, domestic farmers 10 million hectares (67% of the area) accounts for 34.6 million tonnes of grain with a yield of 3.46 t/ha, in particular:
with 23 thousand hectares (1% of area) maize 136 thousand tons with a yield of 5.79 t/ha.
- from 9.9 million hectares of early grain and leguminous crops 34.3 million tons with a yield of 3.48 t/ha,
in addition harvested:
113 thousand tonnes of soybeans with 43 thousand hectares (3% of area) with a yield of 2.63 t/ha,
2.7 million tons of rape from 1 million hectares (100% of area) with a yield of 2.61 t/ha.
- 861 thousand tons of sunflower seeds from 443 thousand hectares (7% of area) with a yield of 1.95 t/ha,
at the same time is sowing winter oilseed rape for harvest in 2019 and is now sown 703 thousand hectares planned for planting 888 thousand hectares.
In Russia as at 3 September from 28.4 million hectares (61,1% of the areas) produced 81 million tonnes of grain with a yield of 2.85 t/ha, which is 0.56 t/ha yield the same indicator for similar date of last year.
So, now assembled:
with 5.9 million ha (70,3% of the area) of 13.9 million tonnes of spring and winter barley with a yield of 2.36 t/ha (2017 – to 2.94 t/ha),
154,4 thousand ha (5.3% of area) 237,6 thousand tonnes of soybeans with a yield of 1.54 t/ha (2017 – 1,96 t/ha),
181,1 thousand hectares (2,2% of the area) 364,3 thousand tons of sunflower seeds with a yield of 2.01 t/ha (2017 – 2,03 t/ha),
430,3 thousand ha (27.2% of area) 769,6 thousand tons of rapeseed with a yield of 1.79 t/ha (2017 and 2.1 t/ha).
- 18 million ha (66,1% of area) of 58.7 million tonnes of spring and winter wheat with the yield of 3.26 t/ha (2017 to 3.84 t/ha),