Moldova expects higher sunflower crop

27.07.2016

Olena Hesova – grain and oilseed markets analyst at "UkrAgroConsult "

After the high results of 2015, Moldavian farmers decreased sunflower sowing area for the new harvest of 2016/17, but not because of the lowering interest in this crop. The reason for the lower area was essential increase in sowing material prices after high crop losses in 2015/16, which also preconditioned the necessity in imports of expensive seeds.

Still, despite the decreased sowing area for the new crop (-10% compared with 2015/16), Moldavian farmers have all the chances to harvest quite high sunflower crop, which can be the second largest that they have ever gathered before.

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