Scientists: Ukraine 2022 wheat crop will be close to last year’s 32 Mln t
Ukraine’s 2022 wheat harvest is likely to be “close” to last year’s level of more than 32 million tonnes, APK-Inform agriculture consultancy quoted the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine as saying.
Ukraine sowed 6.5 million hectares of winter wheat for the 2022 harvest but agriculture officials have said some of the area could not be harvested due to the Russian invasion.
“Considering that in April, which is decisive in terms of the yield of winter crops, precipitation exceeded the average long-term norm, farmers will probably be able to get a significant harvest of winter wheat, which will be close to the previous, but not exceed it,” the academy said.
The government did not give its own 2022 wheat crop forecast.
Ukraine is among global major wheat growers and exporters but its exports could be sharply reduced this season and the next due to hostilities and blocked Black Sea ports. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Sandra Maler)