Bulgaria keeps reducing barley acreage


Similar to other Black Sea countries, spring planting in Bulgaria lags far behind last year due to its delayed start, reports UkrAgroConsult.

So, as of March 29, 2018, corn for grain had been sown on 0.5 Th ha versus 14.3 Th ha by the same date in 2017. Spring barley was planted on an area of 0.3 Th ha (2.3 Th ha in 2017). Feed pea plantings already reach 4.3 Th ha (20.0 Th ha) with those of oats totaling 1.1 Th ha (5.4 Th ha).

In the course of spring fieldwork, farmers continue treating their winter crops with plant protection chemicals and fertilizing them.

1278.1 Th ha was sown to winter cereals for the 2018 harvest, including 1137.9 Th ha of winter wheat (up 3.8% from last season’s 1096.5 Th ha), 115.7 Th ha of winter barley (down 10.8% from last season’s 129.7 Th ha), and 6.9 Th ha of winter rye (up 10.4% from last season’s 6.2 Th ha).

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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