Ukrainian farmers have started harvesting. As of September 17, they have gathered 45.7 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops, according to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food. Odessa region scored the highest amount of grain harvested.
Harvesting of grain and leguminous crops is underway, which have been already gathered from an area of 10.4 million hectares, with a yield of 43.9 centners per hectare. A total of 45.7 million tonnes of grain has been threshed so far.Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
In particular, as of September 17, Ukrainian farmers gathered 33 million tonnes of wheat, 10.2 million tonnes of barley, and 582,000 tonnes of peas. As of September 17, the highest amount of grain was threshed in Odessa region – 4.35 million tonnes of grain, while the highest yield of 60.3 centners per hectare was recorded in Khmelnytskyi region.
In addition, about 2.9 million tonnes of rapeseed were harvested from an area of 1 million hectares, with a yield of 28.6 centners per hectare. The highest crop yields were recorded in Ternopil region (37.2 centners per hectare) and Khmelnytskyi region (35 centners per hectare).
Ukrainian farmers in ten regions have started harvesting corn, whilst in 20 regions are harvesting buckwheat. A total of 62.6 thousand tonnes of buckwheat have been threshed with a yield of 13.4 centners per hectare. Donetsk and Kharkiv regions have already completed harvesting.
According to the ministry, farmers in 18 region are harvesting millet, whereas Donetsk, Luhansk, Sumy, Ternopil and Kherson regions have already completed harvesting.
Farmers in Vinnytsia, Lviv, Rivne, Ternopil, Kharkiv, Cherkasy and Chernivtsi regions have started to harvest sugar beets. A total of 506 thousand tonnes of sugar beets have been already gathered, with at yield being at 477.4 centners per hectare.
Almost all regions have started harvesting sunflower, which has already been gathered from 1.1 million ha (17% of the forecast) with a yield of 21.2 centners per hectare. In addition, 16 regions started harvesting soybeans.