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Ukraine has sown 370,000 hectares of 2019 spring grain so far

KIEV, March 15 (Reuters) - Ukrainian farmers have so far sown 258,000 hectares of spring grain crops for the 2019 harvest, or 11 percent of the expected area of early spring grain crops, the agriculture ministry said on Friday. The ministry has said Ukraine's 2019 early spring grain sowing area was likely to total 2.284 million hectares and would include 175,000 hectares of spring wheat, 1.572 million hectares of spring barley and 347,000 hectares of peas. UKRAINE 2019 SPRING GRAIN SOWING DETAILS commodity sown (hectares) % of forecasted total area spring wheat 16,000 9 spring barley 265,000 17 peas 80,000 23 oats 9,000 5 TOTAL GRAIN 370,000 16 (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Mark Potter)

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