Belarus. Harsh frost poses no threat to winter crops


The agrometeorological conditions are now fair for winter crops. According to the latest observations, the soil freezing depth varies mostly from 10-20 cm to 30-40 cm. Some weather stations in the north-west even report it at 45-60 cm. Tight ice crust with thickness of 5 to 19 mm is seen in single fields in Minsk, Mogilev and Vitebsk regions, reports UkrAgroConsult.

The present harsh frost poses no threat to winter crops as enough snow covers most of Belarus. However, in the country’s westernmost and south-westernmost areas, which have little or no snow, this frost may potentially damage winter rape as the least hardy crop.

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



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