Ukraine. Winter rape crops mostly in good condition

15.11.2017

In Ukraine, the beginning of November featured mostly warm weather with rain. Over the ten days, air temperatures peaked at +9-14°С, even at 17°С in Kherson region. At the same time, the ground surface warmed to 11-19°С. On the coldest nights, the lowest air temperature was registered at 2-3°С, while the ground-surface and 2-cm-height temperatures fell to 0-1°С.

Precipitation occurred all over the country during 3-4 days, though with very uneven distribution. Precipitation in October and early November considerably increased moisture content in the topsoil and improved the condition of winter crops.

Winter rape of optimum and late planting dates is at the stage of rosettes. Early- and ultra-early-sown winter rape hybrids of the intensive type are flowering. The general crop condition is mostly good.

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 Vegoils +CIS" by UkrAgroConsult.

 

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