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Sunflower seeds: conflicting reports over new crop

August 4, 2021 3:01 PM, Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA/CHISINAU. Reports over the state of the sunflower seed crop are conflicting. While some suppliers reckon that the crop is developing well, others state that the crop is “on fire” in Bulgaria, Romania and in Russia. Heat is also an issue in Moldova. Fact is that the weather is extremely hot, and that rain is urgently required.

Crop is “on fire”

Although prospects were highly encouraging over the last few weeks, the situation has started to change now. Farmers in Bulgaria are becoming increasingly concerned over the state of new crop. The weather is extremely hot with some farmers even reporting that the seeds are burning. Good news, however, is that sunflowers do not require much rain in August and some rains will be enough to preserve the good condition the plants are in so far. If the weather, however, remains dry this will have an adverse impact on the size and quality of t

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