Russia threshed 50% of planned grain area

21.08.2018

On August 11-20, most of European Russia was dominated by very warm weather (+24…27°C in the daytime). It was hot in the south (up to +30…35°C), with frequent occurrences of dry-hot wind. Rains fell in the north (15-25 mm of precipitation over the ten days, locally up to 30-40 mm and even more). The central black-earth regions and the Middle Volga regions received little rain (1-5 mm), or no rain at all in some areas. The harvest of spiked cereals was underway in most parts of the territory, under mainly favorable conditions. The humidity of harvested grain was close to standard. Farmers in the south of the territory began harvesting buckwheat in single fields.

 

The agro-meteorological conditions were mostly fair for yield formation in late grains and arable crops. Corn was at milk and wax ripeness of grain; sunflower was still at the stages of flowering, seed filling and ripening. In part of the fields, soil moisture supply available to crops fell to insufficient levels, locally even to poor ones. Dangerous atmospheric drought is observed in some parts of the central black-earth and Middle Volga regions, reports UkrAgroConsult.

 

In the north-east of the territory, the optimal period for sowing winter cereals for the 2019 harvest began these past ten days. The conditions were good and fair for carrying out this work.

 

Russia. Harvesting progress, August 20, 2018

Crops

Planned area,

Th ha

Harvested,   Th ha

%

Crop, KMT

Yield, MT/ha

2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

Grains and pulses

46482

23341.6

18386.5

50.2

71585.8

72499.7

3.07

3.94

Wheat

27247

15811.6

13385.1

58.0

53785.5

56767.6

3.40

4.24

Barley

8336

4483.4

3437.3

53.8

11158.3

11324.7

2.49

3.29

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

 

 

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