Kazakhstan puts off harvesting due to rains


Mass harvesting is put off in Kazakhstan for late August – early September due to weather anomaly and abundant rains in June – July 2016.

By August, 5 crops of Northern and Eastern Kazakhstan had reached milky and milky wax ripeness. Average delay is about 5-10 days depending on sowing terms in the regions where precipitations were 2-3 times higher than the norm.

Abundant rains led to formation of large vegetation mass and longer crops development and spreading of diseases on spring wheat.

According to official data, by August 10 grain crops had been threshed from 731.8 Th ha, which was 4.8% of the plan. By the same date of 2015 grain crops had been threshed 750.9 Th ha (5.1%).

More information on crop conditions and progress in harvesting 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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