Hot, dry weather could cut corn yield in Ukraine, says consultancy

Hot, dry weather could cut corn yield in Ukraine, says consultancy

KIEV (Reuters) - Hot, dry weather in most Ukrainian regions could reduce maize yields and affect winter sowing of 2019, UkrAgr consultancy said.

KIEV (Reuters) - Dry and hot weather in most Ukrainian regions could reduce maize yields and affect the winter sowing of 2019, consultancy UkrAgroConsult said on Monday."This (the hot and dry climate) negatively affects the completion of late crop growth and makes it difficult to accumulate soil moisture for sowing the 2019 winter crops," the company said in a statement.Ukraine has already completed the 2018 grain crop and plans to start threshing corn in the coming weeks.Earlier this month, the consultancy raised the forecast for Ukraine's corn harvest in 2018 to a record 28.5 million tonnes, from an earlier estimate of 27.3 million tonnes.The consultancy also raised the corn yield projection to 6.26 tonnes per hectare from an estimated 6 tonnes a month earlier, but now stre...


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