Ukraine’s harvest of early grain and leguminous crops has started in southern and central regions including Kherson, Odessa, Nikolaev, Dnipropetrovsk, and Zaporizhzhya.
To date, a total of 95,000 hectares has been cut producing 313,900mt of grains with an average yield of 3.3mt/ha.
This total figure is all but pointless as it includes wheat, barley and peas combined but the Ukraine Ministry of Agriculture will insist on publishing week after week.
So far they have been kind enough to break this down into the individual crops but don’t expect it to last right through harvest.
Winter wheat stands at 10,200ha producing 28,000mt at an average yield of 2.75mt/ha;
Winter barley 80,800ha producing 275,900mt at an average yield of 3.42mt/ha;
Spring barley 2,800ha producing 6,700mt at an average yield of 2.39mt/ha;
Peas 1,300ha producing 3,200mt at an average yield of 2.56mt/ha.
Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy, commenting on his Facebook page said "Weather conditions in recent weeks is not quite favorable, leading to some reduction in yield of cereals to the record harvest last year, this reduction is not critical and will have no impact on food security, we expect high-quality wheat new crop, which will help increase exports of flour.”