Weather hinders winter wheat planting in South Kazakhstan


On October 11-20, winter wheat plantings in the south and south-east of Kazakhstan were exposed to a cold-spell, night frost events down to -1-3˚С, even down to -7˚С in mountainous and piedmont areas, as well as occasional rains during two days. These meteorological conditions somewhat hindered soil preparation and winter wheat planting in the south.

Early-sown winter wheat is at the stage of grain germination. The quality of crops is good and excellent everywhere. Pre-plant tillage and planting of winter cereals continued throughout October 11-20.

Monitored winter wheat crops in West Kazakhstan region undergo the formation of nodal roots and tillering. Plants are up to 13-cm tall, their condition is good.

The harvest of corn for grain continues in monitored fields in Almaty region, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Farmers continue harvesting sunseed in East Kazakhstan, West Kazakhstan and Pavlodar regions. Its plants are in good condition, except for some areas in East Kazakhstan region, where it is evaluated as fair.

The grain harvest is over all across the country. The Kazakh Ag Ministry reports that cereals and pulses were harvested from 15.311 Ml ha in the country by October 30 (100%). Their crop totaled 22.09 MMT with an average yield of 1.44 MT/ha.

Kazakh farmers harvested grains from 14.17 Ml ha (92.7%) at the same time last year. Their crop amounted to 21.51 MMT with an average yield of 1.52 MT/ha.

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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