Ukraine. Biomass of winter cereals smaller than last year


The insignificant layer of snow that covered almost all the country from November 1-10 is now gone because of daytime warming and rains. The depth of soil freezing varied from 1 to 9 cm. Soil temperature at the depth of winter wheat tillering nodes was 0-2°C over last week, reports UkrAgroConsult.

In South Ukraine, winter wheat and winter barley crops are at different stages of plant development – from emergence to tillering – depending on their planting dates. Early-sown plants have developed 3.0-5.3 tillers, while plants of the best sowing time have 1.5-3.2 ones. Winter barley planted at the best time is at tillering stage.

According to UkrAgroConsult data, this year, growth and development of winter cereals is worse than in 2015. Above-ground biomass of winter wheat and barley plants is 1.3-1.9 times smaller than usual. The reasons include October’s cold-snap and substantial alternation between night and daytime temperatures that were detrimental to plant growth.

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

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