High-oleic sunflower production up 24% in 2018
The bulk yield of high-oleic sunflower in Ukraine in 2018 should increase by 20-24% to 400-420 thou. tons as compared with the previous year indicator, APK-Inform reports.
The expected growth in production will be provided by the increase of the areas under the oilseed crop and the potential growth in its yield after the decline in 2017.
In 2018, the planting areas under high-oleic sunflower in Ukraine increased significantly — by 45%. However, the segregation rate is expected to be significantly lower than in the previous years and will not exceed 60%.
Reference: a 14.5% increase in sunflower oil production up to 6.6 million tons is projected in Ukraine in 2018.