Rainfalls may put off the start of harvesting in South Kazakhstan


The winter wheat cultivation areas in the south and south-east of Kazakhstan enjoyed favorable conditions for flowering and full ripening of grain between June 10-20. Rainfalls that occurred at the time contributed to the soil moisture preservation, but they may put off the start of harvesting in South Kazakhstan. Winter wheat crops are at the stages of flowering to waxy ripeness, locally even at full ripeness. The plant condition is good, reports UkrAgroConsult.

All over grain growing areas in North Kazakhstan, planting of spring cereals was finished between June 11-20. The agro-meteorological conditions were fair for growth and development of spring cereals. Farmers have started treating spring wheat with herbicides against weeds everywhere. Spring cereals in the major grain growing regions are at the stages of three leaves to stem elongation, even at germination/emergence in some areas. The condition of crops is primarily good, locally fair.

In the southern regions, abundant precipitation influences the ripening time of spring barley, whose development stages vary from heading to waxy ripeness. According to field observations, spring wheat is at the stages from three leaves to the nodal roots formation, while its early-sown crops are at flowering. The state of plants is good everywhere.

Optimum supply of productive soil moisture was available in Zhambyl region between June 11-20, while it was satisfactory in Akmola, Aktobe, Almaty and Kostanay regions. In West Kazakhstan, North Kazakhstan and South-Kazakhstan regions, the soil moisture content ranges from optimum to insufficient. It is insufficient in the rest of the country.

More information on crop conditions and progress of planting 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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