Ukraine. The majority of winter cereals are in good and fair condition

11.12.2017

According to information of the North-East Agriculture Institute available as of December 7, the physiological state of winter wheat plants sown before September 20 is good and fair. So, plants sown on September 1 are at the tillering stage. Their height ranges within 13.8-17.6 cm. Plants sown on September 10 are also at the tillering stage with a height of 13.3 to 17.1 cm. In the fields sown on September 20, plants mostly have three leaves each and are no higher than 10 cm. Crops planted on October 1 have 2-3 leaves per plant and their height averages 8.0 cm. Where sown on October 10, plants developed 1-2 leaves. Such crops are characterized as weak.

The future state of plants – this concerns particularly weak and sparse ones – will depend on weather, primarily on precipitation rates and air temperatures. Seedlings of winter crops sown on later dates (specifically after October 20) have not normally emerged, reports UkrAgroConsult.

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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