Eastern European Wheat Output Seen Lower In 2009

A dry autumn and it's effects on plant emergence is leaving winter wheat crops in Romania vulnerable to a harsh winter. With farmers there also cutting back on inputs due to financial constraints the 2009/10 soft wheat production is seen 18% lower at 5.26mmt.

Similar problems in Hungary, and the unlikelihood that the record yields of 2008 will be repeated, sees Hungarian 2009/10 soft wheat output down 8% to 5.158mmt.