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Good crop yields predicted for the EU-28


22/07/2013

The latest Monitoring Agricultural Resources (MARS) Crop Monitoring Bulletin forecasts good crop yields for the EU-28. Crop-yield forecasts for all cereals, aside from durum wheat, have been revised upwards from the previous bulletin forecast.

After the heavy rains of late May and early June, beneficial weather conditions have led to good crop growth in most of Europe, aside from eastern Ukraine and neighbouring regions in Russia which were affected by very hot and dry conditions, and northern Italy which is still facing strong delays in the development of summer crops.

For the EU-28, the forecasts for all crops included in the analysis are now above the five-year average; and, with the exception of triticale and rapeseed, above last year’s levels. In particular the forecast for spring barley yield is exceptionally high, thanks to the excellent season in Spain.

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