Romania. Winter crops still not endangered with winterkill


Relatively high air temperatures persisted in the country this past week. In the south and south-east, the average air temperature was 2-4°С above long-term normals and peaked at +10°С on February 7.  Daytime air temperature varied within a range of -3..+6°С throughout the week.

Abundant precipitation (25 mm) was registered in the north, north-east and south of Romania, and 5-15-cm-thick snow cover was established there. The rest of the country received 5-10 mm of precipitation that is a normal weekly amount.

Slow growth of winter crops was observed in the south because of too high air temperatures. These crops were dormant in other regions, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Winter wheat and barley plants are at the three-leaf and tillering stages. Those sown after October 20 have developed three leaves.

Winter crops are mostly in good condition, no threat of their winterkill was reported this past week.

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



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