Most of the production has been harvested

According to Statistics Estonia, by 15 September, 93% of the sown area of cereals, 82% of the sown area of rape and turnip rape, and 54% of the area under potatoes had been harvested in Estonia.

This year, harvesting was carried out in difficult weather conditions. However, the yield per hectare of both winter and spring cereals was bigger than last year. The yield of rape and turnip rape and peas has increased compared to 2013, while the yield of potatoes was smaller than last year.

According to preliminary data, in Estonia, in 2014 cereals were grown on 334,500 hectares, of which 93% has been harvested for grain. One hectare of the harvested area gave on average 3,838 kilograms of cereals, with the average yield per hectare being 3,326 kilograms for rye, 4,084 kilograms for wheat, 3,829 kilograms for barley and 2,696 kilograms for oats. A part of cereals sown for grain will be harvested for green fodder.

Rape and turnip rape were grown on 79,900 hectares. Most of winter rape and winter turnip rape has been harvested, and 70% of spring rape and spring turnip rape has also been harvested already. One hectare of the harvested area gave on average 2,206 kilograms of rape and turnip rape seeds.

Potatoes were grown on 6,300 hectares, of which 54% has been harvested. One hectare of the harvested area gave on average 14,881 kilograms of potatoes.

Source: Statistics Estonia
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