United KingdomRapeseed is still struggling with the tough conditions
The harvest 2019 reached only 1,75 Mill. tons (-0,26 Mill tons vs. 2018), based on stronger decrease of acreage and high pest pressure. This will push the rapeseed imports from EU28 or Ukraine, respectively the import of sunflower oil from Black Sea area. Based on high production risk and problems with pests experts from Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) reduced their acreage estimation for 2020 on just 406.000 hectares (- 23 % vs. 2018).
CanadaHarvest 2019 – combine machine vs. snow & frost
The current harvest of Canola dropped down by 708.500 tons down to 18.6 Mill. tons (-8,3 % vs. 2018 or -2,9 % below the five-year average). The Canadian agriculture speaks already from the “harvest from hell”. Early winter with heavy snow and rain stopped the harvest process on more than 800.000 hectares, which will be harvested in early spring 2020. This led to a bigger question mark regarding final production.
FranceRapeseed take care of the soil
Rapeseed is well known as a humus multiplier and thus as a promoter of the soil fertility in the European agriculture. The better seed-straw ratio with 1:1,7 in comparison with cereals (1:0,8) stimulate the further humus content, respectively soil fertility. Experts from France present now, that rapeseed has in comparison with other important agriculture crops the highest Carbon fixation capacity with 1.700 kg C/ha.
RUSSIARapeseed remains in the fast lane
The growing rapeseed market in Russia underlines its position in the Russian Oilseed business. Based on growing acreages and increasing yield figures Russia was able to double their rapeseed production during the last 5 years. Based on the last annual report from USDA about Oilseeds and Products in Russia, they will reach this year with 2.27 Mill. tons a new record for rapeseed production. Therefore, was the acreage increased on up to 1.69 Mill. hectares and the yield estimated with 1,38 t/ha.
The Baltic rapeseed farmers increased their acreage up to more than 400.000 hectares for harvest 2020, which is a new record for the Baltics. Based on higher yield potential of winter crops, good sowing conditions and high yielding varieties with new traits against Phoma, Verticillium or TuYV farmers extend their rapeseed acreage in Lithuania on 235.000 ha, in Latvia on 115.000 ha and in Estonia on 55.000 ha.
CzechTEMPTATION set up new benchmarks for low & intensive rapeseed technology
The new blockbuster TEMPTATION convinced with new yield standards in the last SPZO technology trials (SDO), where the most promising hybrids from Czech rapeseed markets are tested on low and intensive rapeseed cultivation. TEMPTATION reached in both trial variants with 113 % rel. yield the first place and convinced additionally as the only one with more than 5 t/ha in the low intensity trial.