There is a shortage of quality soybean seeds in Ukraine

Nuts & Seeds
Market & Price Trends
Published Feb 25, 2024

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Ukraine is experiencing a shortage of high-quality non-transgenic soybean seeds, possibly due to limited production capabilities, says Viktor Karbovsky, head of seed company Limagrein Ukraine. Despite this, the cultivation area for this oilseed is expected to increase to two million hectares this year, with transgenic varieties likely dominating. While sunflower seed supply is stable, 70% are imported. Conversely, there is a surplus of corn following a successful harvest last year.
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There is a certain shortage of high-quality non-transgenic soybean seeds on the Ukrainian market. According to The Ukrainian Farmer, the head of the large seed company Limagrein Ukraine (a subsidiary of the French manufacturer Limagrein) Viktor Karbovsky spoke about this. According to him, his colleagues told him about this. The reason for this is not yet known. They probably do not yet have the opportunity to produce their own seed. In this regard, the expert called on Ukrainian agricultural producers to decide now what to do next with the harvest and what seeds to use. However, in general, he expects the area under this oilseed to increase to two million hectares this year. It is logical to assume that the majority of crops will be transgenic varieties. Read also In Russia, prices for foreign sunflower seeds have risen by more than 20%. Karbovsky also assessed the state of affairs with other priority crops for Ukraine. For example, there are no particular ...
Source: Rosng
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