Crop monitoring in Europe – August 2019

Author (Corporate)
Series Title
Series Details Volume 27, Number 8
Publication Date August 2019
Content Type


The overall yield outlook for grain maize has fallen by almost 2%, mainly due to substantial downward revisions for France, Italy and Poland. The grain maize yield forecasts were now distinctly below the 5-year average for most western and northern-central European countries. In contrast, well above-average yields were expected for southern-central and south-eastern Europe, particularly for Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania.

Further information:

The weak maize yield outlook in western and northern-central Europe was due to a combination of heatwaves (partly during flowering) and below-average rainfall since June or earlier. For the same reasons, yield forecasts for sugar beet, potatoes and green maize, which had already been below the 5-year average at EU level, were revised further downwards.

The yield outlook for sunflowers remained firmly above the 5-year average. Forecasts for winter crops and spring cereals were only slightly adjusted. The season closed in most regions, and crops were harvested under adequate weather conditions.

Source Link
Subject Categories
Subject Tags
International Organisations