Bulgarian corn seeding lag from last year reduced to 5%


Sowing of spring crops in Bulgaria is in progress. 351.9 Th ha had been sown to grain corn by May 03, 2018, 5% less than it was sown on the same date last year (368.6 thousand hectares were sown).

Spring barley was planted on 2.2 Th ha (2.9 Th ha in 2017), feed peas on 25.3 Th ha (26.4 Th ha), and oats on 6.4 Th ha (9.4 Th ha).

According to the latest updates, 2018 harvest areas of winter crops will total 1261.1 Th ha, including 1138.6 Th ha of winter wheat (up 4% from 1096.4 Th ha in MY 2016/17), 115.6 Th ha of winter barley (down 11% from last season’s 129.7 Th ha), and 6.9 Th ha of winter rye (up 10% 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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