The barn of Spain has the second worst cereal harvest of this century

Published Jul 14, 2023

Tridge summary

The winter cereal harvest in Calzada de Coto, Castilla y León, has been significantly impacted by drought and high temperatures. The lack of rain and warm weather negatively affected crop development, resulting in a 52% reduction in production compared to the average of the last five years. This year's harvest is the second worst of the century and is similar to the decrease in cereal production seen throughout Spain.
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Original content

The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development of Castilla y León, Gerardo Dueñas, has released the data for the 2023 winter cereal harvest in Calzada de Coto (León). This campaign has been characterized by extreme drought and the unusual episodes of high temperatures, conditions that have weighed down the excellent sowing and the good state of the development of the crop that appeared before the beginning of spring. Thus, the month of March was warm and dry, but it was followed by an extremely dry month of April -fundamental for the development of the cereal-, with a water deficit of 80% and very warm, which negatively affected the development of the crop. The absence of rain continued in May, with a deficit of 26% compared to a normal year, and the rains appeared in the last days of the month, in some cases in the form of storms and with hail in certain areas. June has been very wet, with rainfall 121% above average, but the rains have been late for the winter ...
Source: Agroclm
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