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France’s rapeseed area may slump 30% to 40% in 2021 as dry conditions prevent part of the crop from sprouting, Luc Lorin, who runs crop-analytics firm Visio-Crop, said in atweet on Saturday.
Rapeseed in France is expected to cover less than 1 million hectares next year, according to Lorin. That would be the lowest in at least two decades, according to data from the European Union’s statistics office.
After a lack of rain in recent weeks, a blast of hot weather next week will mean “the death blow for rapeseed” with temperatures north of the Loire River rising to between 30 degrees and 34 degrees Celsius (86 degrees to 93 degrees Fahrenheit), Lorin said. “This weather isn’t going to work out well for the emerging rapeseed — if it has emerged.”
Implantation des colza France 2020 : J’ai dressé une carte mettant en evidence les zones favorables et défavorables de levée. Cette carte repose sur les cumuls de pluie.
Des reductions de surfaces sont à prevoir …=>-30 a-40% VS2020 ??? avec une surface inf a 1.00Mha…11:52 AM · Sep 12, 2020
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