Dry summer was given agriculture to use the 71 percent more water

The dry summer got in 2018 the farmers to fetch more water from their own wells. The warm and dry summer of 2018 gave an increasing water use in agriculture.

Dry summer was given agriculture to use the 71 percent more water

The dry summer got in 2018 the farmers to fetch more water from their own wells.

The warm and dry summer of 2018 gave an increasing water use in agriculture.

According to figures from Statistics Denmark used agriculture last year, 71 percent more groundwater than the year before.

The increase in water consumption is mainly due to the sunny and dry summer, which increased the need for field watering.

90 percent of agricultural groundwater consumption comes from the farmers ' own wells, and it was also the own wells, which accounted for the increase.

on Top of the dry summer last year was to give a queer harvest for the Danish farmers, the agricultural sector has been back on track this year.

This year's harvest has yielded a total production of 9.7 million tonnes, distributed on cereals, canola and pulses. It shows the other figures from Statistics Denmark.

the Harvest is 38 percent beyond 2018, that of agriculture has been designated as a katastrofeår as a result of the historically dry summer.

According to Statistics Denmark it is not only agriculture, which last year increased its consumption of water.

The Danish households used the thus, four percent more water than the year before.

Household consumption is equivalent to 65 percent of the total consumption of mains water, while the rest is consumed by the enterprises.

Since 2010, the consumption of water dropped by two percent.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 27 November 2019, 14:00

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