Title: MARS Bulletin Vol. 20, No. 4
Authors: BARUTH BettinaBETTIO ManolaCHUKALIEV ORDANBOJANOWSKI JedrzejBUSSAY ATTILADUVEILLER BOGDAN GRÉGORY HENRY EFONTANA GIOVANNAKASPERSKA-WOLOWICZ WieslawaLOPEZ LOZANO RAULMAIORANO ANDREASEGUINI LORENZOSRIVASTAVA AMIT KUMAR
Editors: NIEMEYER Stefan
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC68566
ISSN: 1831-9793
Other Identifiers: EUR 24736 EN
OP LB-AM-12-004-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC68566
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: A very mild but predominantly dry March boosted the start of the season in central and eastern Europe, but has been followed by a so-far chilly April, slowing crop growth. Biomass development in Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary is not satisfactory. Eventually, precipitation did arrive around the Mediterranean with rain for Spain, southern France, Italy and the Maghreb. The dry period in England has also come to an end. As the season advances, crop model simulations are being increasingly used to forecast winter cereals. In northern Europe and the Baltic states as well as in Ukraine, forecasts are still based on the trend analysis. In general, the current prospects for the EU-27 yields remain average. Compared to our last forecasts, rape seed has been revised down, lower biomass accumulation is now apparent in the crop growth model, and the yield potential has fallen due to frost damage. The low yield potential for durum wheat in Spain is confirmed and yields have been revised down compared to the last bulletin.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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