November 18, 2011
Romania's dry weather affects rapeseed crops
Romanian rapeseed crops are fully damaged in some parts of the country because of the lack of water in soil.
The dry weather had also caused 60% of the areas were cultivated with wheat within the optimal sowing period. Experts estimate that each day of delay in November costs farmers 100kg of wheat per ha, for the sowing operated after the end of October.
The national meteorological institute INH estimated that the water flow of inland rivers decreased to 40-50% of the seasonal values, while the flow is only slightly better, of 50-60% for the Danube. Under these circumstances, even the most fertile land in the country, Braila Island on the Danube, suffers from draught.