Belarus. Tardy development of crops


Rainfalls that occurred in most of the country from June 10-20 did not increase soil moisture supply considerably. Soil moisture surveys indicate that crops, primarily cereals, remained fairly supplied with moisture in the southern half of Belarus. In much of Brest region and some parts of other regions, low supply of productive moisture was available to cereal crops planted into light soils. Moisture supply for corn also deteriorated there between June 10-20. Due to soil moisture shortages, weather stations report yellowing and rolling-up of leaves in cereal crops. The soil in the rest of Belarus still contained enough productive moisture for crop growth and development, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Rain that fell after the moisture supply measurements replenished soil moisture content mostly in the west and north of the country. Crops are to receive more moisture shortly in the south-west of Belarus, where the most considerable rains are expected.

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