Bulgaria and Romania. Spring planting progress


Bulgaria. Spring planting in Bulgaria is in progress, reports UkrAgroConsult. 30.4 Th ha had been sown to grain corn by April 12, 2018 compared to 215 Th ha by the same date in 2017. Spring barley was planted on 1.2 Th ha (2.8 Th ha in 2017), feed peas on 14.7 Th ha (23.5 Th ha), and oats on 3.4 Th ha (8.4 Th ha).

According to the latest updates, 2018 harvest areas of winter crops will total 1256.6 Th ha, including 1134 Th ha of winter wheat (up 3% from 1096.5 Th ha in MY 2016/17), 115.8 Th ha of winter barley (down 11% from last season’s 129.8 Th ha), and 6.9 Th ha of winter rye (up 10% from last season’s 6.2 Th ha). 

Romania. Romanian farmers continue planting corn and sunflower. High air temperatures persisted in Romania throughout the past week. No rain was seen in the rest of the country; therefore, farmers could pick up the pace of sowing, UkrAgroConsult notes.

Soil moisture supply is satisfactory and optimum in all of the growing regions, but the lack of precipitation and high air temperatures lead to its fast evaporation. Winter crops are mostly in good condition. Wheat and barley are at the stages of tillering and stem elongation. Winter rape is at the stage of setting inflorescence and early blooming.

More information on crop conditions and progress in planting in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report "Black Sea Grain" by UkrAgroConsult.



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