Minister Solskyi: Ukraine’s planted crop areas are 20-30% behind last year’s results

Minister Solskyi: Ukraine’s planted crop areas are 20-30% behind last year’s results

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Despite an active sowing campaign, Ukraine’s planted crop areas are 20-30% behind last year’s results.

The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Minister Mykola Solskyi at a briefing, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“The sowing campaign is carried out rather actively in Ukraine. There are obvious difficulties, mainly in terms of logistics. There are difficulties with the number of vehicles, as many of them are in the front line, curfew and the storage of seed materials and fuels. As a result, the sowing campaign is 20-30% slower. The weather is also shifting the sowing campaign timings,” Solskyi told.

In his words, farmers are changing the structure of crops. For saving purposes, they are replacing Ukraine’s traditional spring crop, corn, with sunflowers and soybeans.

A reminder that, as of May 5, 2022, Ukrainian farmers sowed 80% of the projected area with early spring crops. In 12 regions of Ukraine, the sowing of early spring crops was completed.

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