Winter wheat planting progresses faster than previous year

Planting of winter wheat is now 39.6% complete while rapeseed planting reached 48.9%.

Winter wheat planting is going faster than last year. Autumn 2021 saw a difficult planting season due to excessive rain and flooding in major producing provinces such as Henan. Last year at this time national wheat planting was only 26% complete.

Henan province said it expects wheat planted area to be relatively stable compared to last year.

The Ministry of Agriculture did not provide data on how the rapeseed planting progress compared to the prior year. However, planting is progressing relatively quickly. On October 11th sowing progress was estimated at 24.6% nationally, implying that 24.3% of the crop was planted during the past week.