More areas with autumn trees in Bulgaria for the 2023/24 season
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Published Nov 28, 2023
Bulgaria experienced dry and warm weather conditions in September and October, which made it difficult to sow fall crops and led to delayed germination and slow vegetation. However, rains in early November allowed farmers to catch up with sowing. The recent abundant rain and snow will increase soil moisture reserves and protect sprouted crops, and warming temperatures in December will support the favorable development of late-sown crops.
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But the rains in early November were enough for the farmers to catch up with the sowing of autumn crops. Due to unfavorable weather conditions in recent years, farmers will try to reduce as much as possible the areas with spring crops and sow more autumn crops in an attempt to minimize weather risks. According to our calculations, the area with wheat will be about 1200-1250 Kha, but the dry fields may not allow it to reach a record level. We estimate the barley areas at 140-145Kha, adding more to the already increased areas from the 2022/23 season. With rape, the areas will remain below 100Kha, as the culture continues to lose popularity among Bulgarian farmers. The abundant rain and snow that fell in Northern and Eastern Bulgaria in recent days ...