Bulgaria. Winter rapeseed crops are under threat of winter kills in some fields

13.01.2017

From January 1-10, a sharp cold-spell occurred in Bulgaria like in other Black Sea countries. Air temperature dropped to 17-20°C below zero in some areas. Stable snow cover built up in most of the country’s farming areas at the time. It protects winter crops from the frost occurrences, reports UkrAgroConsult.       

Where snow cover is not thick enough to protect plants at such low temperatures, winter rape is exposed to the risk of winter-kill. This particularly concerns plants that had developed no leaf rosettes before entering the winter.

Overall, no grave threat is posed to Bulgarian winter crops now. The conditions were fair for winter crops survival in the reviewed period, 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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