Drought in southern, Central and Eastern regions of Ukraine may lead to the loss of up to 50% of the grain harvest.
About it reports a press-service of the Ukrainian agrarian Council (VAR) on Thursday, June 7.
According to the results of the survey of members of the VAR, the most affected wheat and barley in connection with critically low rainfall for several months.
“The last rain in our area has gone through two-three weeks ago. And he was very weak, wet soils are not more than two or three centimeters. This is the only rain that was in the winter,” complained the Director of a private agricultural enterprises Lyudmyla (Khmelnytskyi region) Nicholas Gursky, whose words are reported.
According to him, the loss of his farm in wheat made up 30%, soybeans – 20%.
At the same time Director of the farm Generous Farmstead-M (Khmelnytskyi region) Oleksandr Bondar predicts that if in the near future there will be incessant rains, he could lose about 40% wheat and 50% soy.
The Director of Terra, OOO (Dnepropetrovsk region) Alexander Doroshenko noted that yield losses in his enterprise can also reach 50%.
The farmers noted that the exact amount of damages can be found closer to the time of harvest.
We will remind, according to experts, due to the poor harvest of main agricultural crops in the world, the cost of the total Ukrainian AgroExport may increase.
Source – https://sivpost.com