Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian farmers, as of September 26, sowed 2.9 million hectares (ha) of winter grains, which accounted for 39% of the target 7.3 million ha. In particular, winter wheat has been sown on 2.6 million ha, or 42% of the target, rye – on 69,000 ha (56%), and winter barley – on 147,000 ha (16%), the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry&#39;s press service said on September 27. According to the ministry, grain harvesting continues along with the autumn sowing campaign. Ukrainian agrarians threshed 45.1 million tonnes of grain from 11.1 million ha, or 72% of the target, as of September 26. Read alsoUkraine boosts grain exports by 49% since July 1 In particular, 5.4 million tonnes of maize was threshed from an area of 899,000 ha (18% of the target), 72,000 tonnes of buckwheat from 54,000 ha (80%), and 138,000 ha of millet from 74,000 hectares (82%), the report said. Ukrainian farmers also threshed 9.6 million tonnes of sunflower seeds from an area of 4.2 million ha (71% of the target) and 2 million tonnes of soybeans from 867,000 ha (55%). Sugar beets output totaled 1.6 million tonnes from 36,000 ha (17% of the target). As UNIAN reported earlier, in 2018, Ukraine harvested a record high yield of grains and leguminous crops, having threshed 70.1 million tonnes. The harvest may increase by 1.5% in 2019 to 71.1 million tonnes, according to the agrarian ministry.