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Buckwheat: declining production despite larger acreage

July 6, 2023 at 9:31 AM , Der AUDITOR
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KYIV/DALIAN. This year, Ukrainian buckwheat growers have sown a larger area than originally planned. Nevertheless, a decline in production compared to last year cannot be ruled out.

Cultivation goal exceeded

Buckwheat cultivation in Ukraine ensures the availability of an important staple food. Thus, cultivation was again in focus this year, although the current growing conditions mean that production is down year-on-year. The cultivation target of 115,000 ha was exceeded by 5%, so that a total of 120,700 ha were sown for the 2023 production; last year the acreage was a good 116,000 ha. Thanks to the average yield per hectare of 1.37 mt/ha, the crop totalled 158,500 mt. For this season, however, yield estimates are only 1.1 mt/ha, which would yi

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