Ukraine. Corn condition

22.08.2016

Last week the weather was moderately warm with steep night and daily air temperature fluctuation. In the last three days rains were observed all over the territory of Ukraine. They were light in the South and equaled from 0 to 6 mm with lightning, in the West from 16.6 to 23.3 mm, which was 57-80% of norm for the given period. The rains replenished soil moisture stocks, though due to their uneven distribution soil moisture stocks improved only in the regions where they had been effective.

Corn condition is good. Plants go through the stage of wax ripeness. Lower air temperatures at the background of higher air humidity was beneficial for accumulation of dry matter in corn grain and favored the longer period of leave apparatus functioning. Such weather condition was beneficial for formation of corn with high weight of 1000 grain, which will lead to higher corn yields. In average corn ear heads formed 265-710 grains depending on the technology applied.

More information on crop conditions and progress in harvesting 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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