The yield of winter cereals in Latvia this year will be lower than in the past, LETA refers to the forecast of the Latvian Center for Agricultural Consultation and Education.
As experts of the center note, the rainy autumn of last year significantly delayed the harvesting and sowing of winter crops, which because of this were more affected by the adverse effects of drought.
The results of the May field survey show that the yield of winter wheat will be about 4,3 tonnes per hectare (2016 tons in 4,8), 3,4 tonnes (3,8 tonnes), 2,9 tonnes (3,4 tonnes), 3 tonnes (3,2 tonnes) ) Per hectare.
According to the data of the center in autumn 2016 winter grain crops in Latvia were sown in total about 24 thousand hectares less than in autumn 2015 year (377,6 ha).
According to the Central Statistical Bureau, in 2016 / 2017 years. The crops of winter cereals occupy 353,3 thousand hectares.
The results of the conducted survey center show that the fields of winter crops in Latvia still look satisfactory. The volumes of the winter crop in May can not yet be determined.
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