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Growing Conditions Back to Normal in Greece

10 July 2012

GREECE - Starting with dry weather conditions, rainfall received in last months and high cumulated global radiation is setting now favourable growth conditions.

This consequently leads to good yields of durum wheat, soft wheat and winter barley. The favourable seasonal start for spring crops assures a good year.

The analysis period is characterised by ample rainfall and favourable temperature regime, bringing back the soil moisture content on the average.

The crops get benefit from the high solar radiation as well. This is indicated in the crop development stage recouped to long-term average values. The same situation appears in the barley-producing areas in the north (Kentriki Makedonia).

Therefore, such background suggests the crop yields to be on average level. In Cyprus, the fAPAR values are close to long-term average, coupled with a good amount of rainfall, temperature and global radiation. Yield is expected to be close to the 5-years average.

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