2020 Wheat Harvest Totals 4.6 Million Tonnes - Agriculture Ministry
September 4 (BTA) - The 2020 wheat harvest totals
4,626,318 tonnes, the Agriculture, Food and Forestry Ministry
said on Friday, citing data after the end of the harvesting
campaign. A total of 1,176,048 ha of land had been put under
wheat this year. The average yield is 3,930 kg/ha. The highest
yield stood at 5,000 kg/ha, reported in Northwestern and and
North Central Bulgaria. The harvested wheat is of good
A total of 560,037 tonnes of barley were harvested, from 138,059
ha. The average yield stood at 4,060 kg/ha.
A total of 257,614 tonnes of rapeseed were harvested, from
114,732 ha. The average yield stood at 2,250 kg/ha.
The draught during last autumn and this spring caused major
damage to crops.
Some 10,718 ha were reported as totally failed areas due to
draughts, freezes, and hailstorm damage. Of these, 8,489 ha were
wheat crops, 422 ha barley, and 1,798 ha rapeseed.
The worst-hit areas from the draught were Bourgas, Dobrich,
Varna, Sliven and Shoumen. RY/ZH