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Fertilizer Crisis Hurting Eastern EU Crops May Worsen

  • Hungary’s Nitrogenmuvek sees grain yields down 15%-20% in 2022
  • Problems may persist throughout season if gas woes heighten

Like in many parts of the world, harvests underway in eastern Europe have suffered from a fertilizer crisis -- and things could get worse.

That’s according to Hungarian producer Nitrogenmuvek Zrt, which sees grain yields falling 15% to 20% this year in a region that includes major European exporters Romania and Poland. Farmers have cut nutrient usage due to high prices and supply issues, at a time when dryness has also threatened crops.