Over the next nine to ten days the team and I plan to cover around 4,000km of central, south and eastern Ukraine and Central and south Russia.
The aim of this crop tour is to assess the condition of the newly emerged spring crops of corn, sunflower and soyabeans but we will also comment on the condition of cereal crops plus anything else that is noteworthy.
I will post daily updates during the tour on the subscribers twitter account @BSCT_01 which will consist of comment and opinion, photographs and videos.
We also have a couple of farm visits lined up and will be chatting to the guys there to see how their season has been progressing and what thoughts they may have for the coming weeks.
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From what I'm hearing we'll need to pack waterproofs.
Adieu for now.