The wheat crop will be smaller because of drought, forecasters

Урожай пшеницы будет меньше из-за засухи - синоптики

The total grain yield will also be less than last year

While last year was very productive in terms of winter wheat. This year is expected to yield 8-10% less.

In Ukraine, this year’s winter wheat crop will be lower by 8-10% from last year due to the drought and will be about 23.5 million tons. This was announced by head of the agrometeorological Department of the hydrometeorological center Tatyana Adamenko at a press conference on Tuesday, June 19.

“If you take the bulk of our culture – winter wheat, harvest volumes can be 8-10% less than last year. It should be noted that last year was very fruitful. However, today we assess the prospects for the winter wheat at about the level of 23-23. 5 million tonnes,” – said Adamenko.

The total grain harvest, in her words, too, will be less than last year because of the drought, but not critical. However, she clarified that the information about the forecast of gross harvest of grain and leguminous crops Reuters will provide at the end of this month.

Brigade also said that the recent drought is dynamic. After all, if as of 10 June as a severe drought was 50% of the territory, after the rains, which took place from 11 to 18 June, the situation has changed in a positive way.

We will remind, now in a state of drought has at least 25% of the territory of Ukraine.


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