The first thousand hectares of early grain crops have been sown in Ukraine's Poltava region. According to Dmytro Lunin, the head of the Poltava Regional Agricultural Administration, farmers  

have already sown 350 hectares of spring wheat and 500 hectares each of barley and peas. In total, they plan to sow 1.4 million hectares of land, the same as last year, with the largest areas being corn, sunflowers, soybeans, and early grain crops.

It is worth noting that this year, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy predicts a wheat harvest of 16.6 million tonnes, compared to 20.5 million tonnes last year.

The projected areas for grain and technical crops for the 2023 harvest on Ukraine-controlled territories are 19.3 million hectares, which is almost equivalent to the previous season's figure of 19.8 million hectares. The area sown with winter crops for the 2023 harvest was one million hectares less than in the previous season, while the area expected to be sown with spring crops is expected to increase by 556,000 hectares. Photo by Wladoff, Wikimedia commons,.