Ukraine. Precipitation favors development of spring crops


Precipitation of various intensity and different types occurred almost all over the country. Thunderstorm downpours fell on July 13-16, but their amount was unevenly distributed.

Such weather conditions slowed down the harvest progress to some extent.

According to the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, winter spiked cereals (wheat, triticale and rye) have already been harvested.

Early spring grains (wheat, oats, triticale) are at the end of wax ripeness and the beginning of full ripeness of grain. Spring barley is at the stages of harvest ripeness and early full ripeness.

Corn is in good condition. Plants of early-ripening hybrids with FAO below 199 are at the stage of full flowering, while middle-early hybrids with a longer growing season and FAO of 200-299 are at the beginning of flowering. Regular precipitation events contribute to intensive growth of plants.

The National Academy of Agricultural Sciences reports that, in Dnipropetrovsk region, corn of different ripening groups seeded within ultra-early and optimal time frames are at the grain-filling stage (milk ripeness), while late-seeded ones are at flowering. This is the period of the highest water consumption. Increased air temperatures and insufficient precipitation at this time may prematurely stop grain-filling processes. In this case, the cob tips may end up with small kernels or no kernels at all.

Buckwheat crops are in fair condition at the stages of flowering and seed formation. The formed grains are at milk ripeness.

Millet crops are in fair condition at the stages of panicle and seed formation.




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