As of February 14, agrarians of 14 oblasts of Ukraine provided additional fertilizing of winter crops for grain throughout the areas of 648.1 thsd ha (9% of the forecast), an increase of 4% compared with the same date last year, reported the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.
In particular, agrarians already realized such works throughout 537.5 thsd ha of winter wheat (8%), 1.5 thsd ha of winter rye (1%), and 109 thsd ha of winter barley (11%). In addition, agrarians provided additional fertilizing of winter rapeseed throughout 240.1 thsd ha (19%).
As for the current condition of winter crops, the Ministry officials said that the sprouts already appeared throughout 7.6 mln ha, or 98% of the areas, including 86% of the areas in good and satisfactory condition, and 14% — in weak and thinned condition.
Also, the sprouts of winter rapeseed appeared throughout 99% of the planned areas, including 92% in good and satisfactory condition, and 8% — in weak and thinned condition.
The current condition of winter crops demonstrated one of the best results for 5 recent years, added the officials.