Romania. Excessive air temperatures affect summer crops

17.08.2017

Starting from mid-July daily average temperatures have been above critical norm in Western and South-Western parts of the country affecting flowering of Romanian corn. In the night time air temperature did not go down below +20°C.

Thus, despite higher sowing area compared to last year, corn production in Romania will decrease by 4% compared to last year, UkrAgroConsult expects. The expected production and average productivity go in line with 5-year average for the country. Romania remains the largest country in EU with corn sowing area, but second corn producer, following France.

Currently National meteorological administration of Romania informs on developing drought in the Western and South-Western parts as rains cannot compensate for above normal temperatures. Weather models show deficit of precipitations and above normal temperatures for these regions for August and September.

Despite downward revision of corn production in 2017/18, exports in the new season will be even higher.

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