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SGS is extending the coverage of its crop quality map service to include Germany.

This data gives the whole agri-supply chain, from corporate farming operators, inland and international traders, to grain processors, an overview of the quality of harvested crops. Grain and oilseeds harvest mapping (GOHM) provides an indicator, which can have an impact on the market.

Quality maps for Germany use the same format as SGS has been creating in France, since 2008. They consist of data provided directly from farming operators into an online database, or collected by our inspectors and project team, to monitor the harvest of wheat, barley and rapeseed. This data is used to create interactive maps of all regions in Germany showing crop qualities and their development. With superior information on crop quality, traders and brokers can plan their purchases before crops are ready to export or process.

Subscribers to this service will receive weekly updates, allowing them to access more detailed data on specific regions – including average crop levels. In addition, the interactive maps will cover the following quality parameters:

  1. Tonnage
  2. Yield (dt/ha)
  3. Protein (%)
  4. Moisture (%)
  5. Falling number sec
  6. Foreign material (%)
  7. Test weight (kg/hl)
  8. Oil content (%)

This data is sent to subscribers as soon as it is available, giving them the advantage in the open market.

Quality mapping data for Germany will be available as soon as the barley harvest begins, in the mid July, followed by wheat and rapeseed later in the summer. In France, mapping will begin in late June.

Elsewhere, SGS quality maps services in Russia and Ukraine will commence on July 11 for the 2016 season, and Kazakhstan will follow shortly after. This platform, specific to these three countries, will continue to be developed to provide export quality statistics for them.

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For further information, please contact:

Andreas Rath
Business Development Manager
t: +49 40 30101 716

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.