Ukraine already harvested 13.5 mln tons of grains

Source : 112 Ukraine

Particularly, 8.8 tons of wheat are already threshed, states Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food
18:40, 21 July 2015


Particularly, 8.8 mln tons of wheat, 4.4 mln tons of barley, 285 ths. tons of peas, 841 ths. tons of rapeseed are already threshed.
As states the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, the leaders of threshed grain are Odessa region (2.5 million tons), Mykolaiv (1.7 mln tons), Dnipropetrovsk (1.5 mln tons), Zaporizhia and Kherson (by 1.2 mln tons).
The average yield of this year harvest 32.1 c /ha. At the same time the highest yield of grain and leguminous is observed in Volyn region, 49.8 c / ha), Khmelnytsky (48.3 c / ha), and Ivano-Frankivsk region (47.1 c / ha).

The rate of harvest from time to time is constrained by adverse weather conditions. 6 regions threshed less than 10% of their farmlands due to heavy precipitation. The situation is also complicated by the lacking number of harvesting machines. Currently, there are 50 thousand of combines in Ukraine, among which only 20 thousand are highly productive. Average load for on one combine harvester is 135 hectares. 

Ministry also expects that area sown with winter cereals for 2016 will be 7.4 mln ha.

The total area under crops in all categories of farms during harvest in 2015 is 26.7 mln hectares of grain wedge - 14.7 mln hectares or 55%.
As was reported before, US will help Ukraine to harvest by carrying supplies of agricultural equipment amounted to $1 bln, as said the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Oleksiy Pavlenko.

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