Romania registers 10-year record yield on wheat production
Romania’s wheat production went up by 7% year-on-year in 2016, to 8.14 million tonnes on 2.07 million hectares. This represents a yield of more than 4 tonnes per hectare, which is a new record of the last ten years, Agriculture Minister Achim Irimescu told local Agerpres.
In 2015, Romania produced 7.85 million tonnes of wheat, which represented a yield of 3.84 tonnes per hectare. Other high wheat yields were registered in 2011 – 3.68 tonnes per hectare, 2014 – 3.58 tonnes per hectare, and 2008 – 3.40 tonnes per hectare.
For sunflower, Romania could register a production of 1.74 million tonnes this year, with a yield of some 1.73 tonnes per hectare, according to estimations presented by the Minister. Last year, the sunflower production amounted to 1.75 million tonnes, which represented a yield of 1.75 tonnes per hectare.
However, the corn production might drop this year, as part of the crops was affected by drought.
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