The Spanish Sunflower Association (AEG) addresses the sustainability of sunflowers at its 33rd annual meeting
Innovation & Technology
Published Dec 8, 2023
The Spanish Sunflower Association (AEG) held its 33rd Meeting in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, presenting a base document on sustainability and discussing the 2023 sunflower campaign, which had uneven results due to varying weather and geographical factors. The sunflower area has decreased by 11.5% compared to 2022, reaching levels not seen since 2014, with Castilla y León being the main region for sunflower cultivation. The meeting also included presentations on genetic editing, eco-regimes, and the sunflower field in Spain, as well as discussions on future actions to reinforce the association's presence in promoting sunflower cultivation and sustainability.
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At the meeting, the association's base document was presented, which contains a decalogue of the reasons why it defends the sustainability of the crop. The Spanish Sunflower Association (AEG) has held its 33rd Meeting in Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz), in which 48 members of the association have participated who have participated in the different presentations and activities organized by the AEG, among which “they have Those related to the sustainability of this crop have had special relevance,” says the president of the association, Juan Fernández. After welcoming the new partners and learning about the balance sheet, the partners analyzed the 2023 sunflower campaign, which has had uneven results, depending on the geographical area and the time of sowing, since the rains have favored the late varieties. Thus, the sunflower area has been 778,259 hectares (ha), which is 11.5% less than that allocated to this crop in 2022 (879,838 hectares), which had represented a significant ...