Grain harvesting in Kazakhstan is almost complete

11.10.2017

On September 21-20, winter wheat growing areas in Kazakhstan were exposed to moderately warm weather and night frost events down to -4°С (down to -9°С in sub-mountainous and mountainous areas). Abundant precipitation was registered in the east, south and south-east of the country. This weather conditions somewhat delayed secondary tillage and planting of winter wheat in the south.

Winter wheat is at the emergence stage occasionally in West-Kazakhstan region. Its crops are in good condition, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Rainfall and snowfalls in the north and east of Kazakhstan keep growers from completing the harvest of spring wheat. The harvest in the country has not advanced since October 2. As of October 5, Kazakh farmers harvested cereals and pulses from 15.2 Ml ha (99.4%). Their crop totaled 21.48 MMT with an average yield of 1.41 MT/ha.

Heat-loving crops (beet, cotton and rice) are in good condition. Farmers continue harvesting rice and corn for grain in the south and south-east.

According to Kazakhstan’s Ag Ministry, farmers harvested 21.6 MMT from 15.23 Mln ha (99.6% of the planned 15295 Th ha) by October 09. The average yield is 1.42 MT/ha.

On the same date last year, the respective figures there equaled 21.16 MMT, 14.09 Mln ha (92.2%) and 1.50 MT/ha.

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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