FAO/GIEWS - Foodcrops & Shortages 06/01 - MOLDOVA (4 June)
MOLDOVA (4 June)
Spring crop cultivation is virtually completed and has benefited from mostly satisfactory weather conditions and adequate soil moisture. The area sown to the main spring grain crops, maize and pulses, are expected to remain stable at nearly 500 000 hectares. The outlook for winter wheat, planted on an estimated 350 000 hectares is better than last year. As a result, the aggregate grain harvest is tentatively forecast to reach some 2.4 million tonnes, to be harvested from nearly 1 million hectares. This would be about 0.3 million tonnes higher than the drought reduced harvests of 1999 and 2000.