Ukraine. Survival rate of winter cereals at 95-98%

05.02.2018

The January 21-31 weather featured sharply changing air temperatures and minor precipitation.

After January 20, snow cover was 2-20 cm thick almost all over the country. It had been gone in most fields by the end of the month due to risen air temperatures. Only the eastern and northern regions of the country were still snow-covered (5-16 cm). As of the reporting date, the soil was frozen to a depth of 10 to 40 cm with an upper thawed layer of 8-16 cm. The soil temperature at the tillering node depth was -0-80С that is far above its killing level even for underdeveloped plants. According to calculations of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center, the killing temperature for well-developed winter wheat of medium hardiness was -13-180С on January 21-31.

The results of plant growing tests indicated that the survival rate of winter cereals (wheat, rye, triticale) equaled 95-98% as of the reporting date.  

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