Belarus. Hardening processes will continue in winter crops

13.12.2017

The agrometeorological conditions developed satisfactorily for winter crops to enter dormancy. The soil temperature at the tillering node depth of winter cereals is close to 0°С. In most areas, soil moisture content available to winter crops appeared to be above the long-term average in the late fall. The soil moisture oversupply reduces hardiness of plants that may impede their wintering.

According to the latest observations, most of Belarus is covered with snow. Its height ranges mostly from 1-5 cm to 6-10 cm, even reaching 11-14 cm in some parts of the eastern half of Belarus.

No low temperatures able to pose a threat to winter crops are expected in the near future. Hardening processes will continue in plants, reports UkrAgroConsult.

According to current information of the Ag Ministry, corn was harvested from 124.9 Th ha by December 11 (99.5% of the planned 126 Th ha). Its crop amounted to 957.9 KMT with an average yield of 7.67 MT/ha.

At the same time in 2016, corn was harvested from 121.2 Th ha (101%) with a crop of 986 KMT and an average yield of 8.14 MT/ha.

More information on crop conditions and progress of harvesting/planting campaign in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report "Black Sea Grain" by UkrAgroConsult.

 

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