In Ukraine, the winter crops for the harvest-2021 planted more acreage than last year
According to Hostalkovy of Ukraine, of the sowing area of winter crops for the harvest-2021 increased in comparison with the previous year, up 4.9% 7972,8 thousand hectares.
in Particular, of the sowing area of winter crops increased in comparison with the previous season:
- wheat 4.8% to 6714,4 thousand hectares of
- barley by 3.2% to 1080,4 thousand hectares of
- rye – by 23.8% to 11.6 thousand hectares.
at the same time of the sowing area of winter rape for the harvest-2021 decreased by 21% to 1011,9 thousand hectares due to dry weather conditions during the Showa period, especially in southern Ukraine, where the background of strong soil moisture deficit of the manufacturers refused sowing the specified culture.
compared to the previous official data of the sowing area of winter crops for the harvest-2021 in the updated report increased by 970 thousand hectares.
Sharp fluctuations in air temperature, which in February was observed in the South and East of Ukraine, may adversely affect the condition of crops. Now the threat of freezing, but not too much, only exists in Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, where snow cover is almost absent. If the frost does not exceed -12...-10 degrees, the risk of freezing will be low - told analysts "Ukrainian club of agrarian business".
estimates of the Ukrainian hydrometeorological currently, the winter crops better than last year, and the soil moisture reserves recovered after years of reduction, thereby improving the prospects for future crops.