According to the Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic, this year’s harvest of basic grains, including wheat, rye, barley, oats, and triticale, reached 7.47 million tons, 1.3% less than last year. The information was obtained from the commodity council for cereals of the chamber as of this week.
Despite the delayed harvest compared to last year, the average yield per hectare reached six tons, compared to 5.83 tons last year. Farmers have already harvested 99% of the fields.
In addition to basic grains, farmers also harvested 1.29 million tons of rape, with an average yield of 3.4 tons per hectare, similar to last year. The harvest of corn was 574,883 tons, which is lower than last year’s 637,391 tons. The total harvest of basic grains and corn reached 8.056 million tons, 2% lower than last year’s 8.218 million tons.
This year’s harvest may have been slightly lower than last year’s, but it is still a significant achievement for Czech farmers. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, they have worked hard to produce a substantial yield of grains.
The farmers’ efforts have contributed to the stability of the Czech Republic’s food supply, as grains are a staple ingredient in many popular Czech foods. The harvest is also an essential component of the country’s economy, as the export of grains is a significant source of income for the country.
Moreover, the harvest results are also crucial for the country’s trade relations with other countries. The Czech Republic is a significant exporter of grains, and the quality of its harvest can significantly impact its reputation as a reliable supplier.
Moving forward, the farmers and the government will continue to work together to ensure the sustainability of the country’s agricultural industry. This includes investing in new technologies and practices that can increase yields and decrease the environmental impact of farming.