GermanyRapeseed oil is the most popular plant oil for human consumption
Rapeseed oil as nutritionally valuable cooking oil confirm his position in the German plant oil market. With more than 40 % market share or 76,1 mill. liter it is still the most popular plant oil for human consumption. Since 10 years Rapeseed can keep the first place against sunflower oil (2018: 56, 2 mill. liter) and olive oil (30,1 mill. liter).
CanadaTrade conflict with China show first effects
The first estimation of the Canadian ministry of statistics for Canola present 18.5 mill. tons, which is 9,3 % lower than 2018. The main reasons for the acreage reduction of Canola are disappointing commodity prices, which are connected to the trade conflict with China. The collapse of Canola export to China put high pressure on the own production and changed their focus – Canada could compensate soon the European demand of 5.8 mill. tons of rapeseed (Strategie Grains, July 2019).
AustraliaBehind the expectations
The forecast of the Australian canola production is going down, because of difficult conditions (drought). ABARES reduced their estimation on 2.3 mill. tons, which is 0.271 mill. tons less than in the last report (June 2019). This is still more than in the last season (only 2.18 mill. tons), but -29 % vs. 10-year average.
SwedenNew Rapsmästaren 2020 – an International rapeseed competition
Svensk Raps is repeating their International rapeseed competition. 40 International participants present their individual rapeseed technologies on one field, carried out by an independent contractor. Champion of the last Rapsmästaren competition 2016 was Gunnar Henningsson with a production of 6.570 kg/ha and 49,2 % oil.
PolandRapeseed meal as new protein supplier
The ministry of agriculture in Poland under the lead of Krzysztof Ardanowski push the increase of native protein production. The aim is to decrease the dependence from GMO soja in the coming years (import value of soja: 900 Mill. €/year). Therefor was a National Program established to increase also the rapeseed cultivation as a main source for feed protein. One successful hybrid for this purpose is already available: DYNAMIC from Rapool present with 38,75 % protein 1,2 % more than Standard.
CzechRapool CZ win the official SPZO technology competition
Rapool CZ team A could win the current SPZO technology trial (TEMP) with our new promising star hybrid TEMPTATION and a yield result of 6,31 t/ha (108,7 % rel. yield). Additionally, team B reached with the newcomer DOMINATOR the 3rd place (5,98 t/ha). This annual competition from SPZO underlines the attractive yield potential of rapeseed with 5.8 t/ha, also under difficult conditions.