Projected areas of spring crops in Ukraine are almost 3 million hectares smaller than last year
As of April 14, the projected sown areas of the main spring crops for the 2022 harvest in the territory controlled by Ukraine are 14.01 million hectares, which is 2.9 million hectares less than last year (16.92 million hectares).
According to operative data of structural subdivisions of military administrations, Donetsk and Luhansk military-civil administrations, which ensure the implementation of functions on agro-industrial development, sowing of spring crops is carried out by 23 regions of Ukraine, except Luhansk, where almost all hostilities are taking place. Buckwheat sowing has also started.
Thus, all categories of farms are sown (planted):
- spring wheat – 146.4 thousand hectares;
- spring barley – 742.9 thousand hectares;
- spring rape – 14.1 thousand hectares;
- oats – 112 thousand hectares;
- peas – 100.5 thousand hectares;
- buckwheat – 0.6 thousand hectares;
- millet – 2.8 thousand hectares;
- corn – 122.6 thousand hectares;
- sugar beets – 110.3 thousand hectares;
- sunflower – 433.7 thousand hectares;
- soybeans – 20.9 thousand hectares;
- potatoes – 129.3 thousand hectares.
The first fertilization of winter crops with nitrogen fertilizers has been completed in agricultural enterprises and crop care is underway.
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;
- rye sown 109 thousand hectares;
- barley sown 969 million hectares.
In addition, winter rape was sown on an area of 1.41 million hectares, which is 442 thousand hectares more than in 2021.
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