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Annual grain harvest expected to be 35 pct higher than last year

This year's grain harvest (wheat, rye, oats, barley, and triticale) will be 35.1 percent higher than last year, according to an August 15 estimate from the Statistics Office.

This year's grain harvest (wheat, rye, oats, barley, and triticale) will be 35.1 percent higher than last year, according to an August 15 estimate from the Statistics Office.

The office estimated that the harvest per hectare should reach 4.53 tonnes, while in 2007 it was 3.46 tonnes. The overall grain harvest will be almost 2.927 million tonnes, while in 2007 it was 2.167 million. The total sown area in 2008 is 646,400 hectares, which is 3 percent more than last year. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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