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Puglia, durum wheat: harvest far below expectations

Puglia, grano duro: raccolto molto al di sotto delle previsioni
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Jun 15, 2020
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In Puglia a week after the beginning of the threshing of durum wheat, the first real estimates on the 2020 harvest arrive and there are no numbers to frame: "We are forced, in spite of ourselves, to review even optimistic estimates on the eve of the threshing - says Michele Ferrandino , president of the CIA Italian farmers of Foggia - We had conservatively assumed a 20-30% drop in durum wheat production.
In Puglia a week after the beginning of the threshing of durum wheat, the first real estimates on the 2020 harvest arrive and there are no numbers to frame: "We are forced, in spite of ourselves, to review even optimistic estimates on the eve of the threshing - says Michele Ferrandino , president of the CIA Italian farmers of Foggia - We had conservatively assumed a 20-30% drop in the production of durum wheat. But apparently it could drop to over 60% in some areas of the province of Foggia ". The provincial president of Cia Capitanata thus announces the new evidence in the light of the first threshing operations of durum wheat in the areas of Lucera, Troia, Manfredonia, San Severo and other neighboring areas in the Tavoliere, the main production center of durum wheat in Italy and leader national in production. In these areas are the most suitable soils for durum wheat, but the yields per hectare are lower than the zonal averages of more than 30 - 40% and with peaks of 60% and ...
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