Ölsaaten Cockpit, 09.08.2019

The weak oilseed rape yields in 2018 and the disappointing price trend after the harvest, but above all the dryness in large parts of the Federal Republic during the winter rape sowing, has led many farmers to sow less rapeseed for the 2019 harvest. This is reflected in the data of the Federal Statistical Office. The winter rape area in 2019 has shrunk by 30% to 857,500 ha compared to the...

Expert Opinion: 

Significant declines in area for sowing had already indicated it, and 2019 will be an exceptionally weak crop year for oilseed rape. The somewhat better yields compared to the previous year can not avert this - in almost all federal states, strong crop reductions are becoming certain.