December 6, 2011
Ukrainian winter grain sowing in good conditions
Ukraine's winter grain sowings faced good conditions throughout the areas of 1.71 million hectares, or 27.8% of the general sowing areas, as of December 1, according to a data from the regions.
Winter grain crops throughout 2.43 million ha of the sowings, or 39.4%, were in satisfactory condition, informed the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine. 32.8% of the areas or two million ha, showed weak and thinned condition.
Generally, sprouts appeared throughout 76% of the sowing areas only or 6.17 million ha, from the general sowings of winter crops at the level of 8.05 million ha. Besides, agrarians did not get any sprouts throughout 1.87 million ha, and expected for sprouts appearing throughout 601 thousand ha.
As of the reporting date, 33.7% of winter rapeseed sowings showed good condition, 34.3%, satisfactory, 32%, weak and thinned.
Agrarians sowed winter rapeseed throughout the areas of 913.9 thousand ha, and received sprouts throughout 741 thousand ha. Besides, agrarians did not get any sprouts of the oilseed throughout 172.9 thousand ha, and expected for sprouts throughout 12.9 thousand ha.