Kazakhstan. Snow saved winter crops from a sharp temperature drop


From January 21-31, above-normal temperatures dominated the south and south-east of Kazakhstan, where winter crops are cultivated. Precipitation rates were mostly above normal, reports UkrAgroConsult.

The alternation between above-zero daytime air temperatures and sub-zero night ones was somewhat detrimental to survival of winter crops, but available snow cover created fair conditions.

The minimum soil temperature at the depth of winter wheat’s tillering node varied within 0˚C to -3˚C.

Unstable snow cover remains in West Kazakhstan areas of winter cereals cultivation. This snow protected the plants, therefore low temperatures on the soil surface (27-30˚C below zero) were not so dangerous to them.

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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