Russia. Spring sowing is 9% complete
Weather conditions were satisfactory for winter cereals to come out of dormancy. Only in some northern areas of the Volga federal district they were still conductive for damaging winter crops by rotting-out.
Spring barley sown in mid-March emerged in some areas. The plantings have good moisture supply.
Winter cereals grew in most fields in the Southern and North Caucasian federal districts. The meteorological conditions were primarily favorable for winter crops’ growth and development; soil moisture content in their fields was good, reports UkrAgroConsult.
As of April 17, early spring crops were seeded on the area of 4.7 Mln ha (4.6 Mln ha in 2016) or 9% of the intended area. Early spring grains were seeded on an area of 2.8 Mln ha (2.8 Mln ha in 2016) or 9% of the intended area. This includes spring wheat planted on an area of 296.5 Th ha (2.2% of forecast), spring barley on 1.5 Mln ha (19%) and corn for grain on 403 Th ha (13.2%).
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