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Sunflower seeds: Ukraine's sowing at 10-year low

June 23, 2022 at 10:08 AM , Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA/KYIV. The Ukrainian Ministry of Agriculture expects domestic sunflower seed production to reach a ten year low. Meanwhile, the country needs additional storage capacity for the upcoming crop. In Bulgaria, the plants are developing well and give hope for a good crop result.

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Despite all the adversities that Russia's invasion of Ukraine brought for the country and its population, producers have sown 4.7 million ha with sunflowers, almost 30% less than in 2021. The last time the area was this small was in 2011. In addition to the known environmental factors such as sufficient sunshine and rainfall, the further development of the situation in Ukraine will also have a noticeable impact on the crop result. The authorities say that the areas will be cleared of mines as quickly as possible. The expected drop

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