Sowing of winter crops may fail in Ukraine
Next year, the sowing of winter crops may not take place in Ukraine due to a rise in the price of nitrogen fertilizers, said Vladyslava Magaletska, adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine.
“Unfortunately, nitrogen fertilizers are very expensive now and will cost even more because they require large amounts of natural gas during their production. This, in turn, may lead to the fact that our agricultural sector will refuse to sow winter crops. That means that there will be no winter wheat, and, probably, from the summer there will be mainly orientation to sunflower and some niche crops that are not very marginal but not to corn,” said Vladyslava Magaletska.
According to her statement, there are concerns about the volume of future Ukrainian exports of grain crops, which may affect the food situation in African and Asian countries and lead to political upheavals and an increase in the number of migrants.