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Favourable Greece Weather Brings Back Normal Yield

07 August 2012
Information from: MARS BULLETIN – EC - JRC

GREECE - Starting with fickle weather conditions which recovered due to rainfall received during the last months and supporting temperatures and solar radiation realised the good yield values for durum wheat, soft wheat and the winter barley. Spring crops are also likely to witness a good yield year.

Meteorological conditions in the study period (up until 15 July) have shown that rainfall received in last months have replenished the soil moisture content bringing it back to long-term average level.

Together with high global radiation values and favourable temperature regimes, crops regained their normal growth and development path ensuring yield quite in line with five-year average values.

It is worth noting that due to prevailed heat wave events (precisely 5-6 days more compared to long-term average values) in Greece might hamper the maize yield, however it is early to be certain. Hence, the forecast for maize has not been lowered down. In Cyprus, barley yield is expected to be close to the five–year average values.

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