Ukraine. Loss rate of winter cereals will be insignificant

29.01.2018

Winter cereals are still at the state of induced dormancy. Their condition is now assessed as good and fair and their loss rates will be insignificant.

Snow cover prevented frost penetration deeper into the soil. The lowest soil temperature at the tillering node depth of winter wheat were -7-80С in the east, -1-70С in the south, -4-70С in the north and -4-50С in the western and central regions. This is far above the killing temperature level calculated by agrometeorologists at 14-200С. The soil is close-knit and well moistened. At the moment, there is no threat of plant uprooting yet, reports UkrAgroConsult.

The results of plant growing tests conducted in the Crop Farming Institute indicted the survival rate of winter cereals (wheat, rye, triticale) at 95-98% as of January 25.

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

 

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