Russia. In Zabaikalsky region declared state of emergency due to the drought


According to Russian Agrarian Ministry, due to the unfavorable climate phenomena provoked by excessive air temperatures and lack of precipitations, 12 districts of Zabaikalsky region announced state of emergency. Starting from June 20 lack of rains and high temperatures have caused soil and air drought and put under threat crop plants.

Vegetation mass decrease and leaves withering are observed at 25%. For reference: Zabaikal rapeseed sowing area – 8.4 Th ha. This is 10% of the total Russian rapeseed area in 2016/17 (872.6 Th ha).




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