Ölsaaten Cockpit, 06.09.2019

The rape area could decline again this year in the east of France. There, sowing and plant development are affected by dryness and insect damage. In 2018, around 190,000 ha were already 75,600 ha less than in 2017. In the region of Southern Burgundy, the rape area is expected to decline by 5 to 10%. However, it is still too early for an area estimate for 2019 for the whole of France. But it is...

Expert Opinion: 

In some parts of France, rapeseed sowing started at the end of July, but was hampered by drought and pest infestation. The French rapeseed area in 2019 could continue to shrink.