AM: most of the sunflowers have already been harvested

By: STA Date: 2023. 10. 06. 09:00

Based on the latest report of the National Chamber of Agrarian Economy, the readiness for harvesting sunflowers produced on 676,000 hectares this year has risen to 92 percent and has already been completed in several counties.

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The national average yield is 3 tons per hectare, but there is a large variance between counties and at the level of parcels, the Ministry of Agriculture (AM) told MTI on Thursday. When harvesting sunflowers, the producers achieved an average yield of 3.3 tons per hectare in Southern Transdanubia, 3 tons in the Northern Great Plain, and 2.7 tons in the southern part of the Great Plain. Based on this, the final yield is expected to be 2 million tons.

Harvesting of the 746,000-hectare corn area is already ongoing, and its readiness has risen to 22 percent

County yield averages are between 5 and 9 tons per hectare. While the work started with an average yield of 8.7 tons per hectare in Western Transdanubia, this value is only 5.8 tons in the Southern Great Plain. Based on this, the total amount of domestic corn is expected to be approximately 5.3 million tons this year. Soybean harvesting has already exceeded one third of the 58,000 hectare area, the average yield so far is 3 tons per hectare. The sugar beet campaign has also started, with harvest readiness at 10 percent, with an average yield of around 55 tons per hectare nationwide.

The storage capacities are completely filled with the autumn harvest at the national level, so it is justified to maintain the Ukrainian import ban domestically

During the farmer storage capacity survey conducted in mid-September, 11 percent of the voluntarily responding farmers indicated that they might have a storage problem, and 13 percent of them would accept another farmer’s crop. Regarding the export of the main grain and oil crop groups, the data available until June show that 460-480 thousand tons left the country every month in the months of May-July, mainly wheat and barley, and to a lesser extent sunflower and rapeseed – read the statement of the AM.


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