With the flood lost wheat for 200 million kilos of bread

With the flood lost wheat for 200 million kilos of bread


Bad weather in Emilia Romagna destroyed a soft wheat crop equivalent to the production of 200 million kilos of bread. The estimate of the damage caused by the flood comes from Coldiretti and Cai, the agricultural consortiums of Italy, and resizes the estimates on the national production of wheat. With an agricultural area of ​​over one million cultivated hectares, in fact, Emilia Romagna represents an important cereal district of absolute importance: out of about 570,000 hectares of soft wheat cultivated nationwide, Emilia-Romagna hosts 160,000 hectares sown, little less than 30% of the entire national area.

The flood cost Emilia Romagna a cut in production of between 12 and 15% of wheat, with the damage concentrated in Forlì, Cesena, Ravenna and Faenza and partly in the Bologna and Rimini areas.

In general, the yields of all of Italy could be affected by the incessant rains of the last few weeks, which should settle at the levels of an ordinary year with 70 quintals per hectare for durum wheat and 80 quintals per hectare for soft wheat in the North, 50 and 60 quintals per hectare in the Centre, and around 30-40 quintals per hectare in the South.



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