Next season, the sown area in Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Russia significantly reduced
IN 2017/18 MG acreage and production of grains and oilseeds in Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Russia significantly reduced compared to the current season.
This opinion was expressed by expert USDA mark Lindeman during his speech at the conference "black sea Grain 2017", which is recognized as the forum among the major exporters of grains and oilseeds.
According to him, the harvest of wheat in Ukraine (including Crimea) will be reduced from 26.8 to 26 million tons, corn – from 28 to 27 million tons, barley – from 9.9 to 7.5 million tons, sunflower – from 13.8 to 12.5 million tons. Slightly increase the soybean crop is from 4.3 to 4.5 million tons.
the acreage under maize will be reduced to 4.2-4.3 mln ha, barley – 2.5-3.1 million hectares, sunflower – to 5.2-5.7 million hectares, while wheat will rise from 6.5 to 6.6 million hectares, soybeans – from 1.8 million to 2 million hectares.
the Yield of wheat will decrease in comparison with the record figure of last year by 5% to 3.94 t/ha. Gross harvest of wheat in Ukraine will be this year 26 million tons.
Analysis of the profitability of cultivation of major crops showed that the most cost-effective is the sunflower (51%), corn, canola and soybeans (27%), wheat (16%), barley (10%).
these trends, according to the speaker, will be characteristic for Kazakhstan and Russia.