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What are the winning varieties in Romania?

Кои са печелившите сортове в Румъния?

Romania, a country with a long agricultural tradition and rich natural resources, is currently facing many challenges in this sector. Recent years have been marked by events that have changed market dynamics, affecting all agribusiness actors at the regional and local level.

From the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through extreme weather events such as drought and floods to the uncertainty caused by war and geopolitical instability, Romanian agriculture has found itself in an extremely changing context, putting to the test all businesses in the area, such as local farmers and distributors of agricultural raw materials.

With a total area of ​​238,391 km2, Romania is one of the countries with the most pronounced agrarian profile in the European Union. With approximately 15 million hectares of agricultural land, of which over 9 million hectares are devoted to arable crops, Romania holds almost a third, 33.5%, of the total agricultural holdings in the EU. Thus, Romania could be the second largest producer of agricultural products in the region, according to a study conducted by the European Commission.

And this year, the local ministry reports that they expect a rich harvest of wheat. This prompted us to take a look at the variety list to find out what the neighbors are betting on.

It turned out that among all wheat varieties produced in Romania, the most widespread is the Glossa variety, which occupies about 35% of the total cultivated area. According to experts, this is due to its qualities and the very high degree of adaptability to the country's agro-climatic conditions.

The Glossa wheat variety was created by the most famous Romanian specialists in the field, registered in 2005. It was obtained from the complex hybrid combination Delabrad"S"/Dor"S"//Bucur, through individual selection according to the Zea system.

"As a Romanian company whose main activity is the production of certified seeds, Rodbun will constantly strive to maintain local varieties in the commercial portfolio. Our country's genetic heritage must be guarded and preserved with full responsibility," said Octavian Petrescu, Rodbun Group Administrator and Rodbun CEO.

In terms of trade, at the beginning of the week the prices of grain for delivery to the port of Constanta were: bread wheat - 207 EUR/ton, feed wheat - 195 EUR/ton, corn - 180 EUR/ton, barley - 175 EUR/ton, sunflower – 387 dollars/ton.

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