Ukrainian farmers continue harvesting sunflower.
As of September 19, 2362.2 thousand ha or 40% of the intended area had been threshed (5905 thousand ha), down by 8% YoY (2183 thousand ha). 4963.1 KMT of sunseed had been obtained with the average yield of 2.1 MT/ha. Last year on the same date 4374 KMT had been harvested with average yield of 2 MT/ha.
As of the reporting date soybean had been threshed at 609.7 thousand ha, or 33% of the forecast 1846.3 thousand ha, and 1284.3 KMT had been obtained with the average yield of 2.11 MT/ha. Harvesting pace is slower than last year, but average yield is better. Thus, on the same date last year soybean had been threshed at 686 thousand ha, and 1184 KMT obtained with the average yield of 1.73 MT/ha. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)