Agro-food cooperatives in Castilla-La Mancha estimate that the cereal harvest will be reduced by 40%, mainly due to the scarcity of rain and the record production of last season. A forecast that has been released in the course of the Sectoral Commission of Herbaceous Crops that the organization has recently held to address the first results of the campaign in the region and the current situation of the sector.
Argentina's grain production will exceed 130 million tonnes, despite the latest floods in different parts of the country, particularly in the northwestern regions of Buenos Aires, southern Santa Fe and southeast Córdoba, according to the latest estimates made by the Ministry of Agro-industry of the Republic of Argentina, through the Direction of Agricultural Estimates, under the Agriculture Subsecretary.
By Ignacio Solís Martel, technical director of Agrovegetal S.A.Cereals…
The current trend in the grain market is characterized by price stability, after the first few months of the campaign in which the trend has been downward, according to statements for ECA of Secretary General of the Association of Commerce Grains and Oilseeds of Spain (ACCOE), Jose Manuel Alvarez. He has stated that the estimate for the rest of the campaign is that prices will not fall more than they have already done and are maintained stable, thanks to cyclical ups like that have been occurring at certain times.
The sector council Grain of Agri-Food Cooperatives of Spain has made a new estimate of the cereal harvest for this campaign, according to the latest data handled, will reach 23.8 million tonnes compared to 18.6 million tons last season, representing a 28.07% increase.
The Valencian Farmers Association AVA-ASAJA has warned that this is the second consecutive year that propagates in the cultures of their autonomous region fungus Nakataea oryzae, which causes the disease Sclerotinia rice which end result is decay and death of infected plants. The farmers union has called attention to the absence of active substances to combat this scourge, which threatens to destroy the entire crop in affected areas so that farmers can only choose to burning, deep buried or withdrawal of straw .
Agro-food Cooperatives of Spain has made an initial appraisal of the grain harvest of 23.4 million tons with an expected yield 3.91 t / ha, once analyzed the situation in the field and yields
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