Warm spell in Ukraine worsened conditions for winter crops


On January 11-20, the weather conditions became somewhat more difficult for survival of winter crops, reports UkrAgroConsult. Soil freezing depth remained within 14-29 cm. Soil temperature fell to 2.5-6°С at tillering node depth in winter cereals, which was well above the critical freezing level.

At the same time, over the period under review snow melted partially, and in the South – completely. Low field spots were flooded with melted water, which froze later on. As a result, during January 14-15, 0.5-6.5 cm-thick ice crust formed in these low spots in most of the country. In the rest of areas, snow cover has compacted, especially in the above-surface zone, but it is completely absent in some high spots.

More information on crop conditions 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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