Ukraine. Fertilization of winter rapeseed 92% complete


The period of March 21-23 appeared somewhat cooler than last year (down 1-20С). Air temperatures averaged 2,4-9,60С that is below the biological minimum but far above their mean annual level. A still wider range settled between minimum and maximum air temperatures. The highest air temperature was registered in Lviv region (+15.70С) and the lowest one in Kharkiv region (-1-50С).

At the same time, in the south (Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk regions), the soil surface warmed to +24-300С in the daytime and cooled to -2-50С at night. Precipitation in the form of rain occurred actually all across the country; its rates were within 6-34 mm. Hail with a hailstone diameter of 5 mm was seen during rain in the southern regions on March 17. The first thunderstorms were heard in the east and south of Kherson region on March 19.

The Ag Ministry reports that 801.4 Th ha (92%) of winter rapeseed had been fertilized by March 24 against 463 Th ha (82%) at the same time last year.

More information on crop conditions 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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