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French Rapeseed Benefits From ‘Excellent’ Start, Cetiom Says

October 13, 2011

Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- France’s rapeseed crop had an “excellent” start to the growing season in the country’s north and east, with most plants developing seven to nine or more leaves by mid-October, said Cetiom.

Crop establishment was “satisfactory” for more than 90 percent of plots, Paris-based Cetiom, the country’s technical center for oilseed crops, said on its website today. “So overall an excellent start to this campaign,” it said.

Northern and eastern France account for about 60 percent of the country’s rapeseed production.

--Editors: Dan Weeks, John Deane.

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