Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Second Black Sea Crop Tour of 2016 finished

We have completed the June Black Sea Crop Tour and reports are now available.

Over ten days we drove 5,000km through 16 oblasts of Ukraine and Russia, made nearly 1,000 crop observations and 70 detailed assessments, posted 157 pictures and 20 video reports on the Crop Tour Twitter account, visited four farms and consumed a gallon of borscht.

We now have two 2,000 words reports with forecasts on wheat, corn, sunflower and soya output for harvest 16 based on weighted yields according to our observations and assessments.

You can buy these reports direct for £125 each or subscribe to this and the three remaining tours planned for this seasons and get access to the Crop Tour Twitter account for £550.

In other developments we are starting to extend our network of crop reporters who are able to send in updates from around the region which will give us greater and more frequent coverage and we might also be tapping in to farm based weather stations to give us further insight.

We are also in discussion aimed at extending our services beyond the Black Sea region, can’t say too much right now but watch this space.

If you would like to support our efforts in providing independent assessments and yield forecasts of key commodity crops from major agricultural regions then please join our club, we’d be happy to have you on board.