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Flaxseed: heat reduces yields

August 5, 2021 10:15 AM, Der AUDITOR
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NUR-SULTAN/OTTAWA. Flaxseed farmers are confronted with persistenly high temperatures exceeding 40C (104F) in Eastern Europe and in Canada. As the heat causes the pods to hold less seeds, yields will range much lower than anticipated. Pests are also an issue.

Pests are an issue

Trading is largely subdued as is normal for this time of the year. The market is waiting for the new crop to arrive. Prospects are, however, anything but encouraging. Persistent heat has created extensive damage in Eastern Europe, despite occasional rain showers. The Kazakh Grain Union (KGU) now estimates production at the very most at 745,000 mt, which would by a 30% decline on last year. Although the weather has improved, farmers are confronted with another problem. Pest infestation is leaving them with no other option but to employ pestici

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