news, features, articles and disease information for the crop industry


Below Average Temperatures in Late Spring Help Spanish Cereal Crop

12 July 2013
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

SPAIN - Good yields are expected for most of Spain’s grain growing regions. Official and industry sources concur in the production increase compared to last season.

Higher production in Spain along with increased pasture availability will diminish feed grain dependency on imports and boost the use of domestically grown grains at the expenses of imports.

Nevertheless, there could be import opportunities in those market niches where higher quality specifications are required.

While planting conditions for winter grains were optimal, record precipitation levels during the growing
season have been registered and below average temperatures prevailed at the end of the spring.

The aftermath of this weather pattern is a delayed crop that has had little time to mature especially in the south of the country, whereas in the northern half, the crop has benefited from improved soil water reservoirs and mild temperatures in key development stages.

An overall good crop is anticipated, with better prospects in the north, compared to the south where harvest is already well-advanced.

Further Reading

You can view the full report by clicking here.

TheCropSite News Desk

Our Sponsors