As of August 22, Ukrainian agrarians harvested 38.1 million tons of grains and pulses (including 37.9 million tons of early grains) throughout the areas of 9.7 million ha, or 68% of the plan. The average yield totaled 3.92 t/ha, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine reported. At the same time, on the same date last year the production volumes reached 37 million tons.
In particular, Ukraine harvested 42 thousand tons of buckwheat throughout 33 thousand ha (22%). The average yield totaled 1.27 t/ha (in 2015 – 1.23 t/ha). Agrarians harvested millet throughout 37 thousand ha (36%). The production volumes totaled 66 thousand tons, with the yield of 1.81 t/ha (1.95 t/ha).
Agricultural enterprises of Ukraine started harvesting sunflower seed. As of the reporting date, Ukraine harvested 22 thousand tons of the oilseed throughout 11 thousand ha, with the average yield of 2.04 t/ha. The forecast of sunflower areas total 5.9 million ha.
Also, agrarians planted winter rapeseed throughout 304 thousand ha, or 42% of the planned areas (in 2015 – 127 thousand ha). (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)
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