December 20, 2010
Ukraine's winter crop area down to 9.25 million hectares
Ukrainian agricultural enterprises of all categories sowed winter crops throughout 9.258 million hectares for the 2011 harvest, down 8.1% compared with last year's results.
In particular, Ukraine sowed winter grains throughout the areas of 8.088 million hectares, a decrease of 5.5% compared to the previous year. Winter wheat sowing areas totaled 6.55 million hectares, rye â€“ 287,800 hectares, barley â€“ 1.246 million hectares.
Besides, winter rapeseed sowing areas occupied 1.082 million hectares, down 23.7% compared to indices of the last year, declared the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine on December 15.