Ukraine. Winter cereals are in good condition
Over the last week, the air temperature in most of the country was a few degrees above its normal values. Precipitation of various intensities occurred all over Ukraine in the form of rain. From January 1 till April 10, many parts of Kherson, Odesa, Mykolaiv and Kirovohrad regions received at most 30-60% of normal precipitation rates for this time, therefore the recent week’s cold-spell turned out to be a beneficial factor curbing the drought development in these regions, reports UkrAgroConsult.
The March-April weather conditions in Ukraine were generally favorable for crop planting and growth. The accumulated amounts of warmth and moisture supply in most of Ukraine’s crops were still at fair and optimum levels. As of today, over 70% of winter wheat crops are at the tillering stage. In fact, they have caught up with the fall lag caused by abnormally cold October and November. Roughly 30% of crops are in fair condition with a steady trend toward improvement.
More information on crop conditions and progress of planting campaign in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report "Black Sea Grain & Oil" by UkrAgroConsult.