Moldova. Agroclimatic conditions and crops development


Cooler-than-usual weather with precipitation was observed from November 28 through December 4.

The average weekly air temperature in Moldova was -1.3..+0.1°C, or 1-2.5°C below normal. Air temperatures bottomed out at -9ºC. Minimum soil temperature at the tillering node (3-cm depth) in winter crops was -1°C..+1°C, or far above its critical values (-15°C).

Precipitation in the form of rain, snow and sleet was reported throughout the week. 60% of the country’s territory received at most 1-7 mm of precipitation (10-70% of normal), while 100-190% of normal was seen in the rest of Moldova.

Snow cover was seen mostly in northern areas. Its height averaged 1-10 cm towards the weekend. Winter crops and perennial plantations were dormant during the week, reports UkrAgroConsult.

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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