Sunflower seed of the harvest-2019 in Ukraine demonstrated the highest oil content figures for 5 recent seasons, reported the Technical & Claims Questions Manager at SGS Ukraine, Oleg Onischenko to APK-Inform journalists.
According to him, market relations played the positive role in the reporting issue. Some buyers even imposed a premium for the increased oil content, and lowered the prices for underrun of the indicator. Therefore, agrarians had to pay more attention to the choice of seed materials.
Also, O.Onischenko noted that it became easier to find and purchase new sunflower hybrids with the higher potential level of oil content. In turn, seed companies declared war on counterfeit products. Some companies started the direct sales of seeds.
In addition, there were actively developed and applied new technologies for dressing of sunflower seed areas, aimed at increasing the oil content figures, said the expert.