Moldova. Conditions were mostly favorable for survival of winter crops

24.01.2018

Mostly usual air temperatures and abundant precipitation were observed in the country between January 15-21.

The average weekly air temperature was close to normal at -2.5..-4.5ºС in most of Moldova, locally being 0.5-1ºC below normal. The highest air temperature was registered at +7ºС and the lowest one at -14ºС.

Over the week, the country saw precipitation mainly in the form of snow. Its rates totaled mostly 15-40 mm (65-125% of the normal monthly amount). Some areas, primarily northernmost ones, received at most 3-6 mm (30-90% of weekly normal).

Snow cover was seen almost all over the country throughout the week, reports UkrAgroConsult. Its height at weather stations closed the week predominantly at 15-30 cm, locally at 5-10 cm. The soil was frozen mostly to a depth of 1-13 cm towards the weekend. Winter crop plants were dormant.

More information on crop conditions in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report "Black Sea Grain" by UkrAgroConsult.

 

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