Kazakhstan. Temperature swings may affect winter hardiness of winter wheat crops


From November 21-30, air temperatures were below normal in the south and southeast of Kazakhstan, where winter crops are grown. Precipitation rates were below normal, too.

Kazakh meteorologists say the alternation between above-zero air temperatures and their night drops to -27°C during that period may affect winter hardiness of underdeveloped winter wheat plantings.

According to UkrAgroConsult information, Growth of winter wheat stopped everywhere towards the end of November. In South Kazakhstan region, where sowing was completed with a delay, winter wheat entered the winter at emergence stage and its condition is excellent. Availability of snow cover in the fields will help winter crops survive the winter.

More information on crop conditions and progress in harvesting/seeding 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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