Bulgaria. Spring grain crops sowing

13.06.2017

High air temperature was typical for the Bulgarian territory during the first ten days of June. In some places, the air temperature reached +30-33°C. Such weather boosted the agricultural crops development. In some regions, precipitation in the form of rain and hail damaged crops, reports UkrAgroConsult.

At the same time, in most Bulgarian regions, sufficient moisture reserves have formed in a meter-deep soil layer, which created favorable conditions for spring crops growth. Sunflower is currently in the budding stage, while corn is in the leaf formation stage.

Winter rapeseed crops are in the ripening stage. Winter wheat is currently undergoing the milk-ripe stage, in some places – the transition from milk to wax ripeness.

According to Bulgaria’s Ag Ministry, spring barley had been sown on 4.45 Th ha by June 1 that is 52.3% more than at the same time last year (2.92 Th ha). Corn for grain had been planted on 411.52 Th ha compared to 415.87 Th ha by the same time last year.

In addition, peas were sown on 29.3 Th ha as of the above-mentioned date compared to 10.48 Th ha by the same time last year, and oats were seeded on 10.48 Th ha (up 21.3% from last year’s 8.64 Th ha).

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

 

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