Belarus. Planting of early spring cereals is 88% complete


Cold weather that set in across the country has stopped crop development and is hindering field work, particularly in the north. Frost events occurred in the topsoil due to subzero night temperatures. Vitebsk region and north-western parts of Minsk region were covered with snow for 3-4 days.

According to the latest observations, the top 10-cm soil layer remains too wet in most parts of Vitebsk region. However, the topsoil temperature is still below optimum for sowing spring crops, reports UkrAgroConsult.

The meteorological situation in Belarus will improve this week due to an expected rise in temperature.

According to the Ag Ministry of Belarus, early spring cereals and pulses were planted on an area of 823.3 Th ha as of April 24, 2017. This is 87.8% of the projected 937.9 Th ha. By the same date last year, Belarusian farmers already sowed 846.2 Th ha of spring cereals (89.5% of the plan).

More information on crop conditions and progress of planting campaign 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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