Bulgaria. Winter crops sowing was delayed due to soil moisture stocks deficit


Increased temperature and lack of precipitation during the first half of September triggered to the aggravation of soil drought, reports UkrAgroConsult. In most regions, soil moisture stocks in 50-cm soil layer are completely exhausted. In some regions in the north-east and south of the country soil moisture deficit was noted in 100-cm soil layer.

According to UkrAgroConsult, drought hampers seasonal field works on soil preparation for winter crops and rapeseed sowing. At the background of such agro-meteorological conditions winter crops sowing was delayed in the country. It should be noted that the optimal terms of winter rapeseed sowing in Bulgaria finished last week. But precipitations in the country are forecasted no sooner than the end of September.

According Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture, as of September 15 136 Th ha of corn were threshed, which was 32.2% of the plan (422 Th ha). 734.27 KMT with the average yield of 5.4 MT/ ha were threshed.

Pace of harvesting is 53.3% higher than in 2015. On the reporting date, average corn yield is 5.9% higher than in 2015.

More information on crop conditions and progress in harvesting/sowing 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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