Kazakhstan. Planting of spring cereals delayed because of weather


From April 11-20, warm weather with sufficient soil moisture content in the south and south-east of Kazakhstan was favorable for growth and development of winter wheat. This crop is mostly at the stages of tillering or 3rd leaf, even at stem elongation in some areas.

Above-normal precipitation that occurred in the south and south-east somewhat hampered spring field work. This year, spring cereals were planted later than usual because of temperature conditions, reports UkrAgroConsult.

In the southern regions, farmers continue sowing spring barley, even spring wheat in some areas. The first seedlings emerged in early-sown fields. Plant condition is good. 

According to the Ag Ministry of Kazakhstan, spring spiked cereals were sown on an area of 294.2 Th ha (26.2% of the projected 1124.9 Th ha) as of April 29, 2017 that is 17.6% less than at the same time last year (356.7 Th ha, or 32.4% of the plan).

Corn and rice planting has also started in Kazakhstan. As of the above-mentioned date, corn was planted on 14.3 Th ha (10.1% of the plan) and rice on 5.4 Th ha (5.8%). It is also noteworthy that, under the Ag Ministry’s plan, the country’s corn plantings will expand by 3.4% to 141.4 Th ha and rice ones will increase 1.9% to 92.5 Th ha in 2017.

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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