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Sunflower seeds: lack of rainfall in Bulgaria

April 11, 2024 at 3:30 PM , Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA/KYIV. It is comparatively warm and dry in Bulgaria during the sowing period. This year's crop will rely on favourable weather conditions in order to avoid a large yield deficit like last year.

Sowing in full swing

Sowing for this year's sunflower seed crop is progressing in Bulgaria. According to official forecasts, the acreage is initially expected to be similar to last year, meaning that an increase in production compared to last year would only be possible due to better yields. However, it is still too early to make a reliable assessment. As a rule, the weather during the summer months proves to be particularly critical or favourable for the sunflower seed crop. However, market players are already reporting that it is currently drier and hotter than av

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