Dobele was Latvia's cereal capital in 2017

Among all districts of Latvia the highest cereal yield last year was recorded in Dobele county according to experimental statistics from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB).

In 2017 the average yield of cereals in Latvia constituted 38.3 ql/ha, while the indicator registered in Dobele county was almost twice as high – 64.9 ql/ha (relative margin of error 1.6 %).

In several counties, very high yields of cereals were harvested – from 49 to 65 ql/ha. Dobele, Rundāle, Bauska, Jelgava, Tērvete and Auce counties in Zemgale region, Baldone, Ķekava, Olaine, Sēja, Tukums and Jaunpils in Pierīga region, Durbe, Grobiņa, Saldus and Brocēni in Kurzeme region, as well as Beverīna county in Vidzeme region were the most productive.

A glance at the graphic accompanying this story shows Latvia's cereal heartland clearly in the darker areas of Kurzeme and Zemgale regions.

Last year, the average yield of pulses (peas, beans, vetches, lupins) in Latvia constituted 29.7 ql/ha, while in several counties – Auce, Dobele, Tērvete, Jelgava, Rundāle, Bauska in Zemgale region, Pāvilosta, Durbe, and Aizpute in Kurzeme, Jaunpils and Sēja in Pierīga, Rūjiena in Vidzeme and Zilupe in Latgale region, even 38–48 ql/ha were harvested. The highest yield of pulses was harvested in Aizpute county where it constituted 48.1 ql/ha and exceeded the national average yield 1.6 times.

The average yield of rape harvested in Latvia constituted 27.8 ql/ha. In Tērvete, Rundāle and Nereta counties of Zemgale region as well as Ikšķile county of Pierīga region, 36–44 ql/ha were harvested. The highest yield of rape was harvested in Nereta county – 44 ql/ha (relative margin of error 12.42 %).

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