Due to unfavorable weather conditions during the harvesting campaign of oilseeds in Ukraine in the current year, the average moisture content of sunflower seed varied within the range of 12-20%, and in a few cases it even reached 30%.
Of course, agrarians faced additional costs for oilseed drying, so many elevators in Ukraine were almost overloaded, the Deputy Commercial Director on oilseed purchases at Pology Oil Extraction Plant PJSC Andrei Bolgov said.
According to him, such a situation will not significantly impact the work of Ukrainian oilseed processing enterprises.
But high humidity moisture level made some minor changes to the work of Pology Oil Extraction Plant, especially to the rates of vehicles unloading. But the plant has rather sufficient drying capacities, the expert said. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)