Romania: harvesting of winter crops is actually complete


Above-normal temperatures were observed in Romania (up 2°C from the multi-year average). Daytime air temperature was within a range of +19..+32°C. It reached +34..+36°C in the south and south-east that was unfavorable for growing spring crops (corn and sunflower).

Precipitation occurred all across the country (15-20 mm over the week). Its rates reached 80-100 mm and 35-50 mm in the south-east and west, respectively, i.e. they were actually at normal monthly levels.

Soil moisture content (one-meter layer) is adequate and optimal in the majority of growing regions. Its shortage is seen locally in the west and north-east.

Corn is at the stages of tasseling and cob formation. It is milky ripe in the south, where increased air temperatures provoked faster plant development.

Sunflower is at the stages of flowering and seed ripening. It is already fully mature in some southern fields. Farmers in North Romania are finishing the harvest of wheat.



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