Rains Across Europe Help Spring Wheat but Come at a Bad Time for Winter Crops

Spring wheat across Europe may have benefited from recent rainfall, but as for winter crops, not so much.

Based on the July 27 EU crop monitoring (MARS) report, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) reports July 28 that concern is growing about winter cropping in much of central Europe, south-western Finland and southern Russia.

The EU-27 forecast for soft wheat was slightly revised further downward, mainly because of sharp downward revisions of wheat yield forecasts in Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary after heavy rain around the time of the crop ripening.

This has outweighed the slight upward revisions in most other countries.

To view the full report by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board click here.

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