Rates of sowing of spring crops in Ukraine and Belarus correspond to the last year, and in Russia – behind

2018-05-14 12:05:33
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Rates of sowing of spring crops in Ukraine and Belarus correspond to the last year, and in Russia – behind

As of may 11 in Ukraine sowed spring grains and leguminous crops 2,209 million hectares or 93% of the forecast against 2,297 million hectares in 2017.

 

in Particular:

barley 1.5 million hectares or 92% (in 2017 1,555 million hectares),

oats 185 thousand ha or 91% (in 2017 – 197 thousand hectares),

peas 412 thousand hectares or 97% (in 2017 – 378 thousand hectares),

corn 3.8 million hectares, or 83% (2017 – 3,122 million hectares),

buckwheat 38 thousand hectares or 25% (in 2017 – 18 thousand ha),

millet 20 thousand ha or 36% (in 2017 – 11 thousand hectares).

  • wheat 163 thousand hectares or 93% of the forecast (2017 167 thousand hectares),

 

in addition, and date planted:

soybean of 1.2 million hectares, or 61%,

sugar beet 275 thousand hectares, or 92%.

  • sunflower 4.9 million hectares or 88% of the forecast,

 

In Belarus the pace of sowing is ahead of last year by 12% and as of may 7, spring crops were sown 980 thousand hectares 996,2% of the forecast) against 875,7 thousand hectares in 2017. Of them corn to 139.3 thousand ha or 86.6% (in 2017 – 101,2 thousand hectares). This year the acreage under maize will increase from 116 thousand hectares in 2017 to 161 thsd ha I total area of spring sowing of grain – 938 thousand hectares to 1 million hectares.

 

In Russia as of may 11, spring crops were sown 16.8 million hectares, accounting for 31.5% of the forecast and 19% lower than in 2017

 

Spring grains and leguminous 30.6% of the planned areas, or 9.5 million hectares compared to 11.8 million hectares in 2017, in particular:

barley 4 million ha or 51.9 percent (in 2017 – 4.3 million ha),

corn 1.8 million hectares or 60.6% (in 2017 and 2.1 million hectares),

rice 130,2 thousand ha or 70.7% (in 2017 116,7 thousand hectares).

  • wheat and 1.6 million hectares or 12.6% of the forecast (2017, 2.5 million ha),

 

in addition, on a specified date planted:

soy 840,7 thousand hectares or 31% (in 2017 – 794,4 thousand ha)

rape 297,4 thousand hectares or 28.3% (2017 – 284,1 thousand hectares),

sugar beet 948,9 thousand ha or 86.6% (in 2017 1,092 million hectares).

  • sunflower 3 million ha or 39.5 percent of the forecast (2017 – 3.6 million hectares),