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Bulgaria is not going to reduce pea plantings



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Grain planting continues in Bulgaria, reports UkrAgroConsult. According to current information of the Ag Ministry of Bulgaria, 406.8 Th ha had been sown to grain corn by May 31, 2018, 1% less than it was sown on the same date last year (411.5 thousand hectares were sown).

Spring barley was planted on 2.75 Th ha (4.5 Th ha in 2017), oats – on 8 Th ha (10.5 Th ha). Pea seeding is 2% ahead of last year’s pace. 29.8 Th ha had been seeded to this crop by the reporting date (29.3 Th ha in 2017).

Noteworthy, farmers continue herbicide spraying of crops and fertilization of winter crops.

According to the latest updates, 2018 harvest areas of winter crops will total 1265.5 Th ha, including 1143 Th ha of winter wheat (up 4% from 1100.5 Th ha in MY 2016/17), 115.6 Th ha of winter barley (down 11% from last season’s 129.8 Th ha), and 6.9 Th ha of winter rye (up 10% from last season’s 6.3 Th ha), UkrAgroConsult notes.

More information on crop conditions and progress in planting in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report “Online market review” by UkrAgroConsult.

Detailed analysis on pulses market (peas, lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, mung beans, and other niche crops) is available to subscribers for new monthly market report “Pulses report” by UkrAgroConsult.

Specialized monthly report focused on Black Sea pulses, though it also presents a detailed analysis of world pulse market trends and prices. The analytical material is broken down by the region’s key pulse producers: Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Romania and Bulgaria.

Please note global production of pulse crops increases steadily and is predicted to reach 60 MMT by 2020. The greatest contributor to this gain is expected to be the Black Sea region.


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