Belarus. Partial winterkill of winter rapeseed is possible in the north-west of the country

18.01.2017

According to UkrAgroConsult, the soil freeze depth in most of Belarus varies from 5 cm to 15 cm. It increased to 20-30 cm in isolated areas in the northern half of the country and in the south-west.

Due to available snow cover and insignificant soil freezing, temperatures at the tillering node depth of winter cereals did not fall to dangerous levels. Winter rape – the least frost-resistant crop – is not going to get damaged in most fields either. At the same time, due to uneven snow distribution, the land is snowless in some fields in the north-west of the country. Partial winterkill of winter rape is possible there.

Abating of frosts will shortly result in fair conditions for the survival of winter crops.

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

 

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