Sowing of spring grains and pulses was completed by 78% of last year’s figures

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Sowing in Ukraine continues, 98.5% of last year’s wheat was sown, 95% of the area projected for spring rape has already been sown. Vinnytsia, Volyn, Dnipropetrovsk, Zhytomyr, Zakarpattia, Kyiv, Poltava, Mykolaiv, Rivne, Ternopil, Khmelnytsky, Cherkasy, and Chernivtsi regions have finished sowing spring wheat. In general, sowing of spring grains and pulses was completed by 78% of last year’s figures.

Vinnytsia, Volyn, Zhytomyr, Kyiv, Poltava, Rivne, Ternopil, Khmelnytsky, Cherkasy, and Chernivtsi regions have increased the area under spring wheat from 5% to 10%.

As of May 26, 2022, the projected sown areas of the main spring crops for the 2022 harvest in the territory controlled by Ukraine are 14,158.5 thousand hectares, which is 2,757.8 thousand hectares less than last year (16,916.3 thousand hectares).

According to structural subdivisions, sowing of spring crops is carried out by 23 regions of Ukraine, except for Luhansk, where military actions take place.

Overall, all farm categories have sown:

  • spring wheat 189.3 thousand hectares approximately for this period in 2021 were sown 175.4 thousand hectares;
  • spring barley 928.4 thousand hectares approximately for this period in 2021 were sown 1,337 thousand hectares; 31.7 thousand hectares of spring rapeseed were sown in 2021 (33.2 thousand hectares);
  • оats 156.9 thousand hectares approximately for this period in 2021 were sown 177.9 thousand hectares;
  • pea 125.9 thousand hectares approximately for this period in 2021 were sown 231.1 thousand hectares;
  • buckwheat 57.7 thousand hectares approximately for this period in 2021 were sown 51.3 thousand hectares;
  • millet 41.3 thousand hectares in this period in 2021 was sown 78.1 thousand hectares;
  • corn 4,405 thousand hectares approximately for this period in 2021 5,140,1 thousand hectares were sown;
  • sugar beets 182.1 thousand hectares approximately for this period in 2021 were sown 224.7 thousand hectares;
  • sunflower 4,267.9 thousand hectares approximately for this period in 2021 were sown 6,123.4 thousand hectares;
  • soybeans 1,151.7 thousand hectares for this period in 2021 were sown 1,219.2 thousand hectares;
  • 1 106.9 thousand hectares of potatoes were planted in 2021, 1,283.1 thousand hectares.

According to the State Statistics Service, sowing of winter crops for grain for the 2022 harvest was carried out on an area of ​​7.6 million hectares, which is 0.3 million hectares less than in 2021, including:

  • 6.5 million hectares of winter wheat and triticale were sown, which is 0.3 million hectares less than in 2021,
  • rye sown 109 thousand hectares, or 63 thousand hectares less,
  • 969 million hectares of barley were sown, which is 163 thousand hectares less.

In addition, winter rapeseed was sown on an area of ​​1,414,000 hectares, which is 442,000 hectares more than in 2021.

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