REUTERS Ukrainian farmers as of October 21 sowed 6.7 million hectares (ha) with winter grain, which accounted for 88% of the planned 7.3 million ha. Read alsoGrain yield in Ukraine may reach record 80 mln tonnes – NBU In particular, winter wheat was sown on 5.5 million ha, or 88% of the target, rye on 113,000 ha (93%), and winter barley on 777,000 ha (85%), the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry&#39;s press service said on October 22. Agrarians also sowed 1.1 million tonnes with winter rapeseed, or 99% of the target. According to the ministry, grain harvesting continues along with the autumn sowing campaign. Ukrainian agrarians threshed 59 million tonnes of grain from 13.1 million ha, or 86% of the target, as of October 21. In particular, 19.1 million tonnes of maize was threshed from an area of 2.9 million ha (58% of the target), 85,000 tonnes of buckwheat from 64,000 ha (95%), and 151,000 ha of millet from 80,000 hectares (90%), the report said. Ukrainian farmers also threshed 13.3 million tonnes of sunflower seeds from an area of 5.5 million ha (94% of the target) and 3.3 million tonnes of soybeans from 1.4 million ha (90%). Sugar beets output totaled 6 million tonnes from 137,000 ha (62% 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.