Ukraine to increase the spring crops planted areas by 1.7 mln ha

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The FINANCIAL — The planted areas under spring crops in Ukraine will increase by nearly 1.7 mln ha, which requires additional resources provision. Due to adverse weather conditions in the autumn, agrarians failed to plant winter grains throughout nearly 0.9 mln ha, and winter rapeseed throughout 237 thsd ha. In addition, the planted areas of almost 600 thsd ha did not receive sprouts at all, declared the First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Yaroslav Krasnopolskiy on March 1.

As of the reporting date, Kherson, Odessa and Mykolaiv oblasts planted early spring crops throughout 45 thsd ha.

In the structure of crops planted areas, agrarians should pay special attention to spring wheat, buckwheat and sugar beet, explained Ya.Krasnopolskiy. Also, PJSC State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine will advance conclusion of forward contracts, in order to improve financing of the spring field works.


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