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Weather Damage to Bulgarian Crops Assessed

21 May 2012
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

BULGARIA - Bulgaria experienced challenging weather this past autumn and winter that stymied seeding operations and brought record low temperatures, snowfall and extensive winterkill.

Rapeseed recorded the greatest winterkill losses while barley suffered some damage.

Wheat was minimally affected. Lost rapeseed area is expected to be replanted with corn and sunflower seed in 2012.

Wet weather in May will be critical to crop development and, eventually, yields. Spring moisture has been sparse to date.

This follows MY (market year) 2011/12 when wheat and corn exports set records at 2.25 MMT and 1.1 MMT, respectively.

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May 2012

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