UKRAINE - After earlier delays, 88 per cent of the forecast winter crop area for 2014/15 has been planted in Ukraine (as of 20 October), writes Anna Lockwood, Trainee Analyst, AHDB/HGCA Market Intelligence.
Planting of winter crops began 12-15 days later than usual this year, as a result of a drop in temperature and night frosts occurring for most of the country at the beginning of the month.
Weather conditions improved around 11-13 October, which consequently allowed planting to progress; 93 per cent of the winter wheat, 95 per cent of the rapeseed, and 64 per cent of the winter barley area was complete as at 20 October (Agricultural Ministry).
Ukraine is one of the leading global grain exporters, with 15 major ports on the Black Sea.
Read more about the importance and influence of Ukraine in global grain markets in Sergey Feofilov’s (Director General, UkrAgroConsult) Grain Market Outlook Conference paper, or watch the video below.
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