Ukraine harvested over 45 mln tonnes of grains – Ministry of Agrarian Policy

As of October 4, Ukrainian agrarians harvested 45.08 mln tonnes of grains throughout the areas of 11.149 mln ha, or 78% of the plan. The average yield totaled 4.04 t/ha, reported the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine. At the same time, on the same date last year the production volumes reached 43.5 mln tonnes.

In particular, agrarians continued harvesting corn. As of the reporting date, Ukraine harvested 6.259 mln tonnes of the grain throughout 1.173 mln ha (28%). The average yield reached 5.34 t/ha.

Also, Ukraine harvested 175 thsd tonnes of buckwheat throughout 139 thsd ha (93%). The average yield totaled 1.26 t/ha. Agrarians harvested millet throughout 99 thsd ha (95%). The production volumes totaled 180 thsd tonnes, with the yield of 1.83 t/ha.

Agricultural enterprises of Ukraine harvested 8.807 mln tonnes of sunflower seed throughout 4.079 mln ha (69%), with the average yield of 2.16 t/ha.

Ukraine continued harvesting soybeans. Agrarians harvested 2.412 mln tonnes of the oilseed throughout the areas of 1.124 mln ha (61%), with the average yield of 2.15 t/ha.

Ukraine continued realizing the planting campaign of winter grains. As of October 4, agrarians planted winter grains throughout 3.948 mln ha (54% of the plan), down 360 thsd ha compared with the same date last year.

In particular, Ukraine planted winter wheat and triticale throughout 3.648 mln ha (59%), winter rye – 119 thsd ha (81%), and winter barley – 181 thsd ha (18%). Also, Ukraine planted winter rapeseed throughout 722 thsd ha (100%), up 145 thsd ha compared with the last year index.