In France, the condition of wheat crops continues to deteriorate

Published Apr 15, 2024

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In France, the condition of bread wheat crops has significantly deteriorated, with only 64% rated in good or excellent condition, marking a 29% decrease from the previous year and the lowest in four years, largely due to excessive wet weather. Similarly, spring barley crops have reached a 10-year low in condition, while winter barley shows a slight improvement but still lags behind the average of the past four years. Corn sowing has begun but is lagging behind the previous year's pace. However, with warmer weather, there is an expectation of improved conditions and a quicker completion of corn sowing.
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The share of bread wheat crops in France in good and excellent condition continues to decline. APK-Inform writes about this with reference to monitoring data from the analytical agency FranceAgriMer. According to the latest available data for April 8, the share of crops planted in good and excellent condition fell from 65 percent a week earlier to 64, which is also 29 percent lower than last year. In general, according to analysts, the condition of fields for this grain remains the worst in the last four years. They cited excessively wet weather conditions in many regions as the reason. The condition of spring barley crops has also deteriorated. The ratio of such plantings of this crop decreased by one percent over the week, to 60%. It is noted that this was the lowest figure for this period over the past 10 years. At the same time, sowing of this crop is nearing completion. It has completed 91 percent of the area planned, which is nine less than on the same date last year, but ...
Source: Rosng
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