Belarus. Snow will protect winter crops against low temperatures

07.12.2016

The weather conditions are fair at the onset of winter crops’ dormancy. Most of fields in the country are covered with 5 -12 cm of snow.

The soil is not frozen deeply yet, mostly to 1-8 cm; this depth reaches 10-13 cm just in some areas of Belarus. Soil temperatures at the tillering node of winter cereals and the root neck of perennial grasses are mostly within -1 to +1°C. Only individual weather stations reported them, falling to -2 -3°C.

Snow cover will build up gradually in the near future, keeping the soil from freezing, and the snow will protect winter crops against low temperatures, reports UkrAgroConsult.

More information on crop conditions and progress in harvesting/seeding 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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