Hot weather adversely affects European crops of sunflower
According to reports of analysts of Oil World (Germany) in recent months high temperatures combined with lack of moisture adversely affected the condition of sunflower crops in South-Eastern and South-Western regions of the EU.
in Particular, the shoots of sunflower in Spain developed not as good as expected. In the province of Andalusia, where, as of 8 August, the crop is harvested 80% of the area (200 ha), average yield of sunflower is only 8-10 kg/ha. as a result, experts predict that the gross harvest of oilseeds in Spain this season, will make 720 thousand tons.
Insufficient level of moisture in the soil during the last weeks adversely affects the condition of sunflower crops in Romania and Bulgaria. Analysts estimate probable harvest of oilseeds in these countries at the level of 1.95 and 1.8 million ton, respectively.
Ukraine is that develop normal conditions for ripening sunflower, although forecasters predict hot weather for the second half of August.