Moldova. Agrometeorological conditions were favorable for survival of winter crops

23.12.2016

Colder than usual weather, mostly with precipitation shortages dominated the country. The average weekly air temperature was -1.6..-3.3°C that is 1-2°C below normal. Snow cover was seen mostly in the latter half of the week. Its height at weather stations varied within 1-6 cm, being at most 0.5 cm in the southern half of Moldova.

Soil freezing from 1 to 11 cm was observed during the week. Winter crops were mostly dormant in this period of time. At the same time, soil temperatures at the tillering node depth (3 cm) in winter crops bottomed out at -1..-5°C. This is far above their critical values (-15°С). The conditions were favorable for survival of winter crops.

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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