KYIV: Ukrainian farms had sown 1.32 million hectares of winter grains for the 2022 harvest as of Sept 20 or 17% of the expected area of 7.84 million hectares, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday. The area will include 6.68 million hectares of winter wheat, 1.02 million hectares of winter barley and some area of rye, it said.

Farmers had sown 1.2 million hectares of winter wheat and 51,2500 hectares of winter barley, the ministry said in a statement. It also said Ukraine would sow 1.03 million hectares of winter rapeseed and the sowing was 86% complete.

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