Romania. Precipitation shortages lead to further development of soil drought in the north-east and south-east

08.06.2018

Increased air temperatures persist in the country. Air temperatures were 6-9°С above multi-year normal in its northern and central parts and 4-6°С above normal in the rest of Romania. This situation continues producing an adverse effect on soil moisture supply in the country’s main farming regions and reduce the yield potential of spring crops, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Over the week, the average air temperature varied within a range of +16..+27°С. On June 1, the stem of thermometer climbed above +34°С on the Bulgaria border.

Precipitation events still occur mostly in the north, west, and south-west of the country (5-15 mm over the week). The soil in some north-western areas is too wet. At the same time, the southern, eastern and central regions of Romania saw actually no precipitation during the week.

The Ag Ministry of Romania reports the development of moderate and severe soil droughts (100-cm layer) in the north-eastern and south-eastern regions of the country.

Winter barley and winter wheat are at the stages of flowering and milk ripeness. Winter rape has come to the stage of seed formation everywhere. Sunflower and corn plants continue developing leaves; they already have 5-17 and 4-10 leaves per plant, respectively.

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