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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The JRC MARS Bulletins will be published in 2018 on the following dates: 22 January, 19 February, 19 March, 16 April, 22 May, 18 June, 23 July, 27 August, 17 September, 22 October, 26 November and 17 December.
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Weather improvements too late for crops
Favourable summer conditions
Fair yield outlook despite challenging weather conditions
Yield forecasts revised further downwards (27/08/2018)
Pasture conditions in northern Europe impacted by water stress
Positive cereal campaign in most of the Maghreb
Winter crop yield forecasts further down (23/07/2018)
Fair outlook despite late start of spring cereals
Drought concerns for southern Russia
Yield forecasts revised downwards
Limited impact of dry weather so far
Warm April accelerates crop development (22/05/2018)
Early flowering of winter crops (08/05/2018)
Cold and wet conditions delay spring sowing (16/04/2018)
Fairly good outlook in Morocco and Tunisia - Rain needed in Algeria (26/03/2018)
Overall, a fair start to the season (19/03/2018)
Frost tolerance remains weak (19/02/2018)
Very mild winter so far (22/01/2018)
Hardening of winter cereals is delayed (18/12/2017)
Rainfall affects sowing in northern areas (27/11/2017)
Sowing proceeds under favourable conditions (27/11/2017)
Favourable start of the winter cereals season (27/11/2017)
Difficult autumn sowing campaign (27/11/2017)
Yield forecasts remain above five-year average (23/10/2017)
Wet conditions delay winter sowing (23/10/2017)