Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) predicts an expansion of the acreage of Rapeseeds for the 2023/24 harvest in the country by 50.000 hectares per year to 1,1 million hectares.
It is noted that a fundamental expansion is expected in the northern and southern areas of oilseed cultivation. The increase in the acreage for rapeseed by German farmers is due to the high global prices in the Zusarelated to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.
Experts point out that despite the current development delay, most plants are in good condition in some growing areas due to dry weather conditions. However, rainfall will be required to increase harvest potential in the coming months.