Moldova. Overwintering conditions were fair for crops

26.01.2017

Colder-than-usual, mostly precipitation-free weather was observed in the country. The average weekly air temperature was primarily within -3.5..-6ºC, or 1-2.5ºC below normal. The lowest temperature was registered at -19ºC.

No precipitation occurred in most of the country during the week. Snow cover remained at the time. Towards the weekend, its depth on weather instrument platforms was mainly 2-6 cm, reaching 10-16 cm in some areas.

Over the week, soil temperature at the tillering node depth in winter crops (3 cm) bottomed out at -1..-7ºC, i.e. above its killing level (-15ºC), reports UkrAgroConsult.

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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