Russia. Winter crop plantings are covered by a thin layer of snow


The November 11-20 weather was variable, reports UkrAgroConsult.  It was cold on most days across the North-Western federal district and in the northern halves of the Central and Volga federal districts. The average daily air temperature was 3-6° below normal. Minimum temperatures hit -15…-10°.

Over the past week, precipitation was seen in the form of snow and wet snow; it rained in some areas. In most of the territory, snow cover stayed in the field throughout the ten-day period. Freezing of the topsoil started everywhere. The agro-meteorological conditions were mainly fair for winter cereals to begin dormancy. Minimum soil temperature at the tillering node depth of winter crops (3 cm) was mostly -1…0°.

Warm weather persisted in the Southern and North Caucasian federal districts from November 11-15. Winter crops continued growing. Some farmers even continued planting of winter cereals. Toward November 20, the average daily temperature was 3-7° below normal. Winter crop plantings are covered with a thin layer of snow.

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