Romania. Snow cover is absent on the major grain producing regions


Lower-than-usual temperatures (down 2-4ºC from their long-term average) were registered in the west and northern west of Romania. Temperatures above the long-term normal occurred in the south of the country and in its northeastern region named Moldova (2ºC). Air temperatures averaged within -8..+10ºC, peaked at +12ºC in the south and bottomed out at -13ºC at night in the north.

Minor precipitation in the form of snow and sleet was reported in the north of Romania, near the border with Ukraine (5-10 mm for the week). Snow cover was seen mostly in mountainous areas, being absent in the rest of the country. Winter crops are provided with sufficient and optimal amounts of soil moisture (in the 0-50 cm soil layer) all over the country except for the southern region of Dobruja, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Winter crops are dormant in the northern regions; cereals are at the stages of three leaves and tillering. Plants continued to grow slowly in the south.

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



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