Ukraine. Hot, dry weather conductive to intense evaporation of soil moisture


Hot, mostly dry weather was observed in the country from July 17-23. The average weekly air temperature was primarily within 22.2..24.6ºС, i.e. 2-3.5ºС above normal. The maximum air temperature reached 35ºС. No precipitation occurred over the week, only single points got at most 1-4 mm (10-30% of normal).    

The above-mentioned hot, dry weather was conductive to intense evaporation of soil moisture. This led to worse conditions for crop growth and development.

The harvest of winter crops continued over the week. The conditions were mainly favorable for carrying out this work. Corn plants were at the stage of tasseling and silking. Flowering and head growth continued in sunflower plants.



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