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Flaxseed: Kazakhstan and Russia are longing for rain

June 17, 2021 at 3:49 PM , Der AUDITOR
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NUR-SULTAN/OTTAWA. In the growing regions of Kazakhstan and Russia, heat and drought are affecting the plants. Meanwhile, Canadian flaxseed is increasingly gaining ground in the European market.

Heat damage cannot be ruled out

According to the Kazakh Grain Union (KGU), spring sowing for the coming flaxseed crop has been completed, and around 1.39-1.40 million ha are expected to have been sown, which would represent an increase over last year. However, it is currently questionable whether the production result will also exceed last year's level. Unfavourable weather conditions are worrying market players, as heat and lack of rainfall are causing problems for the plants. If it does not rain soon, the soil drought could have a negative impact on crop

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