Romania. The south got 80-100 mm of precipitation over the week


Elevated air temperatures (deviating by +2..+4°С from the long-term average) were observed in the south-west of Romania last week. Daytime air temperatures were within a range of +19..+30°С. Maximum air temperatures in the south and south-west reached +33..+36°С – this was unfavorable for the development of spring crops (corn and sunflower).

At the same time, substantial precipitation occurred all across the country (10-35 mm over the week). In South Romania, its amount was at the normal monthly level of 80-100 mm. In some regions, precipitation occurred in the form of hail.

Soil moisture content (0-100-cm soil layer) is at adequate and optimum levels in almost all the growing regions, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Corn is at the tasseling stage, while sunflower is at the stages of inflorescence formation and flowering. Romanian farmers continue harvesting winter crops.

According to the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, by July 3, 2017, barley had been harvested from 74.05% of the sown area.

The wheat harvesting campaign is gaining pace in the counties of Olt, Dolj, Mehedinti, and in Teleorman. By the reporting date wheat had been harvested from 53% of the plan.

Rapeseed had been harvested from 27.28% of the sown area. Mehedinti and Timis counties reported on the completion of the campaign.

More information on crop conditions and progress of harvesting 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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