Almost 63 mln tonnes of grain crops already gathered - Agrarian Policy Ministry

Almost 63 mln tonnes of grain crops already gathered - Agrarian Policy Ministry

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Ukrainian farmers have threshed 62.9 million tonnes of grain crops from an area of 13.9 million hectares, the press service of the Agrarian Policy Ministry reports.

“As of November 8, Ukrainian farmers threshed 62.9 million tonnes of grain crops from an area of 13.9 million hectares (94%) with a yield of 45.1 centners per ha,” reads the report.

In particular, 34.3 million tonnes of early grain and leguminous crops have been harvested from an area of 9.9 million hectares with a yield of 34.8 centners per ha; 27.8 million tonnes of corn from an area of 3.8 million hectares (82%) with a yield of 73.7 centners per ha; 135 thousand tonnes of buckwheat from an area of 107 thousand hectares (98%) with a yield of 12.6 centners per ha; 78 thousand tonnes of millet from an area of 50 thousand hectares (97%) with a yield of 15.4 centners per ha.

Also, 13.3 million tonnes of sunflower seeds were threshed from an area of 5.9 million hectares (98%) with a yield of 22.4 centners per ha; 4.3 million tonnes of soybeans from an area of 1.7 million hectares (98%) with a yield of 25.5 centners per ha; 2.7 million tonnes of rapeseed from an area of 1.0 million hectares with a yield of 25.5 centners per ha. Also, 12.1 million tonnes of sugar beet were harvested from an area of 245 thousand hectares (88%) with a yield of 492 centners per ha.

As to the sowing campaign, the farmers have already sowed 7.1 million hectares with winter crops (98%), with a projected area of 7.2 million hectares and 1.0 million hectares (116%) with winter rapeseed, with a projected area of 888 thousand hectares.

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