Back in July, it was hinted that this year’s extremely high temperatures and lack of precipitation will have the most negative impact on corn.
The weather already then reduced the forecasts for his, but also the yield of sunflowers, potatoes and sugar beets.
The genus is smaller by 10 million tons
However, corn is one of the most cultivated crops in this region, so what is happening this summer does not leave anyone indifferent. Poor pollination, fewer ears, small grains lead to big problems. They are not even sure if it makes sense to enter the fields with a combine because at best they will have a 50 percent yield from last year.
The situation is similar in many European countries. There is already talk of the weakest harvest in the last 15 years, says Agrarheute, referring to the analysis of consulting company Strategie Grains.
So, according to their data, the crop could be lower by 10 million tons, or 55.4 million. t which is the smallest amount in the last 15 years. The July forecast predicted 65.4 million. t which means that August was corrected by a significant 15 percent.
And the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in its latest report reduced the forecast for the European harvest by eight million tons, from 68 to 60 million. t.
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Source: Energy Portal of Serbia by www.energetskiportal.rs.
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