Three-Fourths of Hungary's Cereal Crop is of Good or Excellent Quality

Three-fourths of Hungary's 7.9 million-ton cereal crop - including wheat, barley, oats, rye and triticale - is of good or excellent quality, Agriculture Minister Jozsef Graf said on September 4th 2008.

 

This year's cereal crop is 41 percent bigger than last year's and 23 percent more than the average crop in the past five years, Graf said. The wheat crop was 5.6 million tons, 40 percent more than last year's and 24 percent more than the average crop in the past five years.

Wheat yielded 5 tons per hectare, compared to 3.6 tons per hectare in 2007 and an average of 4 tons per hectare over the last five years.

 

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