Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ukraine's Corn Yield and Production to Set Records this Year

Ukraine’s corn production for 2011/12 is increased 3.0 million tons this month to a record 21.0 million. With harvest more than a third complete, record yields appear to be a foregone conclusion as the early-harvested areas tend to be lower yielding than the late-harvested areas. The growing season was quite favorable, with some dryness at planting, followed by good rains during the growth cycle, a break in the heat during tasseling (reproduction), and mostly dry conditions for harvest. Corn planted area in Ukraine is the highest since 1963.

source: usda