Sowing season in Ukraine starts, covers all govt-controlled territory
Ukraine has started the sowing season in all government-controlled territory, with spring crops being sown in all the regions.
Agrarian enterprises have already sown grain and legumes on an area of 500,000 hectares, including 107,700 hectares of spring wheat, 307,400 hectares of spring barley, 57,700 hectares of peas, and 26,400 hectares of oats, Ukraine’s ministry of agrarian policy said on Friday.
Most grains and pulses have been sown in western and central Ukraine, with the Ternopil, Vinnytsia and Khmelnytskyi regions at the top.
Over the past week, 207,000 hectares of grains and pulses were sown, mostly in the Ternopil region.
In addition, sugar beet and sunflower sowing started in several Ukrainian regions.
Ukraine’s agrarian policy ministry earlier warned of a likely fall in the harvest size due to smaller land under grain production and a decrease in the average yield caused by the increase in production costs.