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Fairly good yield outlook in Europe

The Joint Research Center of the European Commission (JRC) published the latest MARS Bulletin: “Crop monitoring in Europe”. This report analyses the period from 1 May until 15 June, so when many regions in Europe were experiencing heavy rains and extreme weather conditions.

Despite that, the crop situation in Europe is fairly good on average. Good conditions prevailed in Romania, Hungary, and especially in Spain, but unfavourable weather conditions at the end of May and early June constrained crop development in large parts of western Europe. Besides, dry conditions persisted in parts of Poland and Germany.

The report was prepared based on agro-meteorological overview, observed canopy conditions by remote sensing. It includes also country analysis and crop yield forecasts. Yield prospects at the EU-28 level remain clearly above the five year average.