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Drought leaves marks in spring crops in EU

Published Jun 20, 2023

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The situation on the European fields has changed considerably in a month. That shows the Mars Bulletin for June from the Joint Research Committee (JRC). Spring crops such as summer grain, potatoes, sugar beets and maize are having a particularly hard time. The institute has therefore started to slightly reduce yield expectations. A month ago, the Mars bulletin tapped from a completely different (water) keg. At that time, drought was an issue, especially in Southern Europe. This has now changed. There was a lot of precipitation locally, while the stove in the middle and north of Europe was turned up considerably. Spring crops in particular have problems with this, although countries such as Germany, Poland and Scandinavia also see yield reductions in winter cereals. Reduction in summer crops The yields per hectare of all grains have been reduced by 1% compared to the May forecast. For summer barley, it is the highest at 4%. Compared to the five-year…

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The situation on the European fields has changed considerably in a month. That shows the Mars Bulletin for June from the Joint Research Committee (JRC). Spring crops such as summer grain, potatoes, sugar beets and maize are having a particularly hard time. The institute has therefore started to slightly reduce yield expectations. A month ago, the Mars bulletin tapped from a completely different (water) keg. At that time, drought was an issue, especially in Southern Europe. This has now changed. There was a lot of precipitation locally, while the stove in the middle and north of Europe was turned up considerably. Spring crops in particular have problems with this, although countries such as Germany, Poland and Scandinavia also see yield reductions in winter cereals. Reduction in summer crops The hectare yields of all grains have been reduced by 1% compared to the May forecast. For summer barley, it is the highest at 4%. Compared to the five-year average, the expected yield is 11% ...
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