JRC News

  1. 20 Jun 2016

    The latest MARS crop monitoring bulletin, published today, reports that crop yield prospects at the EU-28 level remain clearly above the five-year average. Crop-growing conditions in Spain are excellent, but are less positive in western Europe.

  2. 23 May 2016

    The latest JRC MARS Crop monitoring in Europe Bulletin, published today, reports that the current prospects for EU-28 yields are generally above the five-year average, despite a cold spell at the end of April.

    The forecast for total cereals has increased compared to the last Bulletin, reflecting the generally fair growth conditions. There were some delays to the sowing of summer crop due to cold and wet periods, except south-eastern Europe.

  3. 26 Apr 2016

    The latest JRC MARS Crop monitoring in Europe Bulletin (published today) reports a positive yield outlook, although there are concerns in Poland and Ukraine after an unfavourable winter.

    In most regions, weather conditions have been favourable for winter crop growth and spring sowing activities. In general, the current prospects for EU-28 yields are above the five-year average, and the forecast for total cereals has increased compared to our last Bulletin, reflecting the generally good growth conditions.

  4. 22 Mar 2016

    The latest JRC MARS Bulletin on Crop monitoring in Europe, published 21 March 2016, finds that winter crops are well advanced in most of Europe due to the mild winter.

  5. 22 Feb 2016

    The latest JRC MARS Bulletin on Crop monitoring in Europe has been published today. It reports that no additional frost kill damages have been recorded since January, despite the fact that winter cereals have not hardened for large parts of Europe.

  6. 25 Jan 2016

    The latest MARS bulletin, published today, reports that the extremely mild weather of last December delayed the hardening of winter crops.

  7. 25 Jan 2016

    A prototype software tool is available to help farmers and farm advisers in the selection of Ecological Focus Area (EFA) elements. The aim is to deliver high environmental benefits and at the same time be realistic in terms of farm management.

    The software is freely available to download at: https://sitem.herts.ac.uk/aeru/efa/

  8. 14 Dec 2015

    The latest MARS crop monitoring Bulletin, published today, reports that the significantly higher-than-average temperatures experienced by much of central, eastern and northern Europe since the end of November has helped winter crops to become established, but has also impeded their build-up of frost tolerance, leaving them exposed to frost kill should temperatures suddenly turn to normal seasonal values.

  9. 2 Dec 2015

    The European Commission's agricultural outlook for the next decade was presented during a dedicated conference in Brussels.

  10. 23 Nov 2015

    The latest MARS crop monitoring bulletin finds that growing conditions have been good for recently sown and emerging winter crops, thanks to above-average temperatures in most European agricultural regions from late October to mid-November.