EU Science Hub

MARS bulletins - crop monitoring in Europe

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.


We need your help.

Help us by answering 10 questions in our survey.

We would like to understand better how you use the JRC MARS Bulletins. This will allow us to improve our service in the future.

It should take less than 10 minutes of your time.

All information collected will be anonymous, no personal information is asked.

JRC MARS Bulletins

Weather improvements too late for crops

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)


JRC wide hidden block