Russia. Frosts were not dangerous for winter crops

13.03.2018

In the North-Western, Central and Volga federal district winter cereals stayed under snow cover during the first ten days of March. The territory was dominated by colder-than-usual weather with precipitation in the form of snow. During March, 4-6 they were particularly heavy in and snow height increased in the fields.

Minimum air temperatures dropped to -15…-10°C and the eastern part of the North-Western federal district as well as in the east and south of Volga district to -30…-25°C. Frost was not dangerous to winter crops The lowest soil temperature at the tillering node depth of winter crops (3 cm) was mostly -5…-1°C. The soil was frozen to a depth of 20-50 cm and in the southern part of Volga federal district to 55-85 cm. The conditions were mostly fair for survival of winter crops, reports UkrAgroConsult.

In some north-eastern parts of the Central federal district, in the north of the Volga district and the east of the North-Western federal district, where the soil remained lightly frozen and its minimum temperature at the 3-cm depth was close to 0°C, the conditions in some fields were still conductive to rotting-out of winter crops.

Higher air temperatures were noted in the south of the Southern federal and in the major part of North-Caucasian district, which caused melting of snow cover. Average daily temperature was close to norm or exceed the norms by 2-4 °C provoking weak vegetation of winter crops in Krasnodar, southern parts of Stavropol and South Caucasian republics.

More information on crop conditions and 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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