Experts of the Ukrainian Agricultural Insurance Pool member company have conducted the loss adjustment procedures on spring barley crops, located in Kyiv region, Ukraine. At the time of the pre-insurance inspection, on April 26, 2014, barley crop on those particular fields have been observed and noted in `good` and `fair` conditions.
Experts of the Ukrainian Agricultural Insurance Pool identified certain problems with winter barley in the southern regions of Ukraine, namely in Mykolayiv and Kherson regions, while doing pre-insurance inspections. While observing winter wheat and winter rye no problem were identified. According to inspections results, barley recovered from winter the worst, in south of Ukraine.
Winter barley damage has been observed due to intensive rains and water raise to the flood plains of Dniester and Svecha rivers. Excessive water and partial flooding on the fields caused partial, and in some areas total loss of winter barley crops. Loss ratio on insured fields has not been identified yet, due to partial crop renewal and changed weather conditions.
Hail damaged crops in Cherkassy oblast on July 3 and 13, 2009. Corn got significant damage however forage corn was less affected. According to insurance experts, the farmers will see 10-15% of yield drop, in the worst case damage will reach 20%. Stil the farmers were lucky as cobs were formed and the plants continue caring for grain.
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