Gigantic Boost in Ukraine Spring Plantings Predicted

April 25, 2012

Ukraine growers intend to boost spring grain plantings this season by 15-30%  to make up for serious losses in winter grains from drought and winter kill.  Farmers would need to replant 1.7 million hectares of spring wheat and barley to offset losses.    Estimates are that 17% of winter wheat and a similar amount of barley were lost from historic drought last fall. 

ProAgro the Ukraine research group also projects  a sharp increase in oilseed plantings this spring, sunflower rising 9.4%,  and  soybeans 24%, year over year.    Winter rapeseed , the main oilseed crop, was expected to shrink 20%, similar to crop losses sustained in winter wheat and barley... subscribers continue to full story...

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