Grain harvest started in Bulgaria


Bulgarian farmers started harvesting wheat and barley after June 20. The barley harvest began in 11 regions of the country. According to Bulgaria’s Agriculture Ministry, barley was harvested from 5.13 Th ha out of the 129.77 Th ha (4%) by June 22. This is 92.3% less than at the same time last year. Farmers got 25.94 KMT (down 91.3% from 2016) with an average yield of 5.05 MT/ha (up 12.2% year-on-year).

The wheat harvest has started in four regions of the country: Blagoevgrad, Vidin, Montana and Pleven. By the reporting date, wheat was harvested from 170 ha out of the 1100.5 Th ha that is down 98.6% year-on-year. Farmers got 624 MT (down 98.9% from 2016) with an average yield of 3.67 MT/ha (down 17.5% year-on-year), reports UkrAgroConsult.

In addition, it should be noted that dry, hot weather was observed in Bulgaria in late June and early July. At the time, elevated air temperatures (up to 38‑42оС) in some of the country’s regions sharply reduced moisture content in the 50-cm and 100-cm soil layers. In the regions of Plovdiv and Pleven, moisture supply in corn and sunflower fields fell to 55% of normal.  

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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