Moldova. Winter crops enjoyed fair conditions for survival

15.12.2016

The weather was colder-than-usual and featured precipitation. Diverse temperatures and precipitation shortages were reported in the country. The average weekly air temperature was +0.1..+2.5ºC, mostly 1-2.4ºC above normal, informs UkrAgroConsult.

Air temperatures peaked at +14ºC – this occurs on average once per seven years at the time – and bottomed out at -13ºC.

Most of the country saw no precipitation during the week, just at most 1-4 mm in some areas (5-50% of the normal weekly rate). The snow was gone towards the weekend. In winter crops, soil temperature at the tillering node depth (3 cm) bottomed out at -5ºC that is far above its killing level (-15°C).

Winter crops were predominantly dormant throughout the week.

More information on crop conditions and progress in harvesting/seeding campaign in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly ag market report "Black Sea Grain & Oil" by UkrAgroConsult.

 

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