Agrarians of 13 oblasts of Ukraine started the planting campaign of sunflower seed, declared the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on April 5.
As of the reporting date, Ukraine planted the oilseed throughout 143.8 thsd ha, or 3% of the forecast. But last year on the same date, the index of planted areas already was reached 14 thsd ha.
According to the announcement, Vinnitsa (46.7 thsd ha), Odessa (30 thsd ha) and Khmelnitsky oblasts (26.7 thsd ha) showed the largest planting results.
Generally, Ukraine plans to plant sunflower seed for the harvest-2016 throughout the areas of 5.024 mln ha.