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Scientists say there is no reason to reduce Ukraine wheat harvest forecast in 2021

KIEV, Apr 5 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s winter wheat crops are in good shape and scientists from the local agrarian academy said they see no reason that could reduce the grain harvest in 2021.

“Currently there are no compelling reasons that could significantly limit the future yield level of winter wheat and other winter crops,” the specialists said in a monthly report.

Ukraine reported that 7.96 million hectares of winter crops have been sown, mostly wheat, and plans to thresh at least 29.5 million tonnes of wheat this year.

State meteorologists said last month that about 98% of Ukraine’s winter wheat crops and 100% of winter barley crops were in good condition.

In 2020, the country harvested 25.1 million tons of wheat.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Edited in Spanish by Javier Leira)

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