Ukraine planted winter grains throughout over 6.9 mln ha – Ministry of Agrarian Policy

Ukraine planted winter grains throughout over 6.9 mln ha – Ministry of Agrarian Policy

Ukrainian agricultural producers planted winter grains throughout the areas of 6.951 mln ha, informed the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on December 14.

In particular, agrarians planted winter wheat and triticale throughout 5.911 mln ha, winter rye — 158.1 thsd ha, and winter barley – 882.3 thsd ha.

Also, agrarians planted winter rapeseed for the harvest-2017 throughout 845.2 thsd ha.

According to the announcement, sprouts of winter crops in Ukraine appeared throughout the areas of 6.5 mln ha. Nearly 5.4 mln ha of the sprouted areas were in good and satisfactory condition, and 1.1 mln ha – in poor and thinned condition. Nearly 465 thsd ha (or 7%) did not provide any sprouts at all.

In addition, the sprouts of winter rapeseed appeared throughout 782.5 thsd ha, including 642.7 thsd ha in good and satisfactory condition, 138.4 thsd ha – in weak and thinned condition. Nearly 62.7 thsd ha (or 7%) did not provide any sprouts.