Romania is about to finish winter crops harvesting campaign

28.07.2016

Increased air temperature regime was observed in the major part of Romania. Average air temperature fluctuated within +18..+30ºС. Maximum air temperature grew to +35ºС in the South and minimum lowered to +10 ºС in the night time. As a week before, productive rains were seen only in the West, North and Central regions of Romania. Southern and East-Southern areas felt their lack. Drought was observed in the regions of Danube`s delta and Northern Moldova.

Farmers continue massive harvesting of winter barley, wheat and rapeseed. Winter rapeseed and barley gathered from 90% of the fields. Rapeseed productivity varies within 2-4.5 MT/ha depending on the region. .

Though, winter wheat harvesting pace is slower than last year due to wet wheat fields. So far harvesting progress reached about 70% nationwide. According to preliminary results, average productivity of new crop winter wheat is about 3.8-4.0 MT/ha.

Depending on the sowing terms corn plants are at flowering stage and in the fields with optimal soil moisture content – milk ripeness. Corn plants are mainly in good condition.

Sunflower is at the flowering stage all over the territory of the country and early sown varieties in the Southern regions entered the first stages of seed maturation. Crops condition is mostly good, but high air temperatures provoke yellowing and withering of leaves in the Southern regions.

More information on crop conditions and progress in spring sowing 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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