Romania. Optimum air temperatures and soil moisture supply for crop development

17.11.2017

Air temperatures were 2-4°С above long-term normal all over the country last week. Daytime air temperature stayed within +5..+16°С throughout the week. In the regions bordering on Hungary, it rose to +18°С early in the week. Frost down to -5°С was registered in North Romania overnight into November 8.

The 5-10-cm soil layer warmed up to +5..+16°С, favoring plant development in winter crops. Winter wheat and barley are at the stages of emergence and tillering. Rape plants have developed 6-11-leaf rosettes. In the south, where soil moisture supply is optimum, the crop development pace is ahead of its long-term average, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Heavy rainfalls occurred in the southern regions (15-25 mm over the week). Minor precipitation was reported in the north of the country (15-25 mm over the week). Soil moisture content in the 0-20-cm layer is sufficient and optimum in many regions – this is favorable for crop growth.

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

 

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