Corn harvesting started in 15 regions of Ukraine

As of September 9, 2019, harvesting of corn started in 15 regions of Ukraine. The producers threshed 281 thou. t of grain on 46 thou. ha (1% of the total area), using the average yield of 6.14 t/ha.

Harvesting of grain and leguminous crops in Ukraine was carried out on the area of 10.1 mln ha or 66% of the total. The crop reached 39.7 mln t using the average yield of 3.92 t/ha.

The new crop volumes are as followed:

  • early grain and leguminous crops — 39.2 mln t on 9.96 mln ha or 99.9%;
  • buckwheat — 29 thou. t on 22 thou. ha or 32%;
  • millet — 110 thou. t on 58 thou. ha or 64%;
  • soybean — 484 thou. t on 214 thou. ha or 14% yielding 2.26 t/ha;
  • sunflower — 2.5 mln t on 1.2 mln ha or 21%, yielding 2.04 t/ha.

Regional specialization in crop production in Ukraine (click for full resolution)

Previously reported that Ukrainian corn generated weak demand in the international market. Analysts noted that a number of companies report the closure of barley and wheat programs, waiting for corn available for sale.

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