Bulgarian Agriculture Experts Expect 20% Lower Grain Yield

Business | June 30, 2009, Tuesday // 18:20|  views

Harvesting wheat and barley has already started around Bulgaria with special rituatls. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's 2009 grain yield will be 20%-25% smaller than in 2009, according to experts from the Dobrudzha Agriculture Institute in the northeast town of General Toshevo.

Nikolay Tsenov, Deputy Director of the Institute predicted that the yields in the northeast, which has the most fertile soil in Bulgaria, would hardly reached the usual 500 kg of wheat per decare.

The Institute expects about 400-500 kg of barley per decare in the northeast, and about 200-300 kg in Southern Bulgaria.

Tsenov has noted that the amount of rain in Northeast Bulgaria in the spring thus far had been only 15 liters per square meter which was very insufficient.

The experts still believe that the grain yield will be sufficient to satisfy Bulgaria's needs for wheat and barley.


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