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Harvest nearly complete

SEVERAL districts across Slovakia have already completed this year’s harvest. Farmers still have to collect about 9 percent of the total area of planted crops and 2 percent of rapeseed, the SITA newswire reported on August 27.

SEVERAL districts across Slovakia have already completed this year’s harvest. Farmers still have to collect about 9 percent of the total area of planted crops and 2 percent of rapeseed, the SITA newswire reported on August 27.

By August 26 Slovak farmers harvested 91 percent of the monitored area of planted crops, reaching an average of 4.48 tons per hectare, which is close to the levels reported in 2008, according to the Slovak Agricultural and Food Chamber (SPPK).

Moreover, 99 percent of winter barley has been harvested. The average yield stands at 4.33 tons per hectare, which is better than the yield from spring barley, which stood at 3.92 tons per hectare, SPPK spokesperson Stanislav Nemec told SITA.

Yet, the overall average of harvested barley does not reach the 4-ton level reported in 2008, Nemec said.

The farmers have also finished harvesting rye, oats, triticale and rapeseed, SITA wrote.

Though it seems that the yield from cereals and rapeseed are better than in previous years, Nemec warned that farmers are still dissatisfied with the purchasing prices of these crops, as reported by SITA.

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