Ukraine. Slow growth seen in winter crops

Slow growth processes are now observed in plants of winter crops. Therefore, over the recent days, winter crops have got in a rather difficult situation from the viewpoint of their winter hardiness. Daytime temperature growth to 7.0-12.00C revives physiological processes in plants, delays or even fully prevents their usual dormancy. In the absence of snow cover, which lasted for just 4-5 days, a sharp temperature drop may cause damage to crops, reports UkrAgroConsult.
Also, it needs to be pointed out that the timespan of October - December included just 20 sunny days – an abnormal 25% of the total number of days. This year’s precipitation rates totaled 800-1200 mm by December 26 that is close to the long-term average.
The state of winter crops is now assessed as fair.
More information on crop conditions and progress of harvesting/planting campaign in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report "Black Sea Grain" by UkrAgroConsult.

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