Ukraine. Winter cereals face no threat to their survival

03.01.2017

The period of December 21-31 featured a confrontation of warm and cold air masses, which brought about contrast weather: its winter pattern alternated with thaws, reports UkrAgroConsult. Thus, air temperatures at the time varied within a wide range from -110C to +40C. Precipitation amounted to 0-14.5 mm. Height of snow cover in winter crop areas ranged from 0.5 to 4 cm. Winter crops were dormant last week.  

An analysis of sugars in tillering nodes of winter wheat showed quite a high level of them. This particularly concerns fields sown within the optimal time, where the sugar content reaches 39-45%, depending on the predecessor and variety. Late sown plantings have 31-35% of sugars. Winter barley plants contain 22-32% of sugars in their tillering nodes. This sugar content allows winter cereals to fairly survive the winter.

There are no threats to survival of winter cereals at the moment.

More information on crop conditions and progress in harvesting/seeding campaign in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report "Black Sea Grain & Oil" by UkrAgroConsult.

 

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