Because of the prolonged drought affected crops in Latvia, and in 2011, we can not hope for a good harvest, said Nozare.lv head of the Latvian Agricultural Agricultural Center Advisory and Training Ingrida Grantinya.
"The situation is very serious, especially in Zemgale and Kurzeme where rainfall was not after the snow melted. Dry spring did not promote tillering of winter, and this affects the yield. We can only hope that the quality of the grain is a good one that will allow a little to compensate for investment, "- said the agronomist.
Head of Department of Agriculture crop Minzemledelija Gints Melkins noted that grain moisture starved, so they can not get out of the soil nutrients. "If in the near future is not the rain, the impact of drought on crop is negative, it will be less than planned," said Representative Minzemledelija.
According to statistics, last winter Godi winter crops were planted 275 hectares of fields, writes LETA.