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Wheat production in Europe may be lower

Updated Aug 24, 2021
The average yield of wheat in the European Union this year is expected to reach 5.98 tonnes per hectare (t / ha), compared to the expected yield of 6.05 tonnes / hectare in July, the European Union's crop monitoring service (MARS) said on Monday. This would still be 5.0 percent higher than the EU average average wheat yield over the past five years and 4.8 percent last year, according to a MARS service report.
The organization reduced the yield estimate for wheat, taking into account the difficult conditions experienced during the final stages of grain development and ripening in Germany, among others. Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, western Romania, Bulgaria and Greece were also hit by severe heatwaves beginning in late July, which had a negative impact on non-irrigated spring crops, especially in areas affected by drought. In Sweden, the Baltic countries and Finland, a warmer-than-usual July had a negative impact on the development of spring and winter cereals. MARS slightly revised its forecast for total EU barley yields in 2021, including winter and spring barley, to 4.99 tonnes / ha from the 4.96 tonnes / ha expected in July, 4.5 per cent higher than the five-year average. In the case of maize, MARS raised the planned EU yield from 7.88 tonnes / hectare in the previous month to 7.90 tonnes / hectare, a 2% plus increase. EU rapeseed yields were raised to 3.21 tonnes per hectare ...
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