Belarus. Snow cover protecting winter crops against stronger frost

29.01.2018

Winter crops pass the latter half of January in the conditions of the winter weather pattern. The soil has frozen to a 20-30 cm depth in most of Belarus, locally to 34-52 cm in the west. The depth of soil freezing is only less than 14-18 cm in some north-eastern and eastern parts of the country and in isolated areas across Minsk and Brest regions.

Snow cover protects winter crops against stronger frost. The air temperature drop in mid-January, when snow cover was actually absent, posed no threat to winter cereals, reports UkrAgroConsult.

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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