Belarus. Soil drought retains


Short term rains observed last week did not replenish soil moisture stocks considerably and moistened only upper soil layer, reports UkrAgroConsult. In the major part the situation is better in the 10-cm soil layer and sowing campaign is coming to the end in quite good conditions. Plants sown in the first half of September are at the stage of first-third leave formation and early sowings are at tillering stage.

Still, strong soil drought is still observed in the Southern part of the country, slowing grain germination and emergence and the most unfavorable is the situation in the South-Eastern part – in the major part of Gomal region.

Due to retaining drought, agro meteorological conditions in this region will remain difficult in the nearest time.

According to Belarusian AgMin by October, 3 1311.2 Th ha or 99.6% of the plan had been seeded. By the same date in 2015 1229.2 Th ha had been sown (101.5%) 

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



Readers choice: TOP-5 articles of the month by UkrAgroConsult