Kazakhstan. Frequent thaws in South Kazakhstan might have harmed winter crops

01.03.2017

From February 11-20, air temperatures were 1-4˚C below normal in the south and south-east of Kazakhstan, where winter crops are cultivated. They were 2˚С above normal in some areas. Precipitation occurred at above-normal rates everywhere, informs UkrAgroConsult.

Frequent thaws that lasted for up to 6 days in the south of the country and for up to 7 days in the south-east, alternating with subzero night air temperatures (-10-22˚C in the south and -12-25˚C in the south-east) may damage underdeveloped plants in winter wheat crops.

Stable snow cover was seen in West Kazakhstan region – this contributes to higher survival of winter rye crops.

More information on crop conditions 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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