Winter crops in Ukraine cease active growth


Comparatively warm weather dominated Ukraine on November 17-24. It featured unevenly distributed precipitation in the form of rain and sleet. Fogs occurred in the country, too. The western and northern regions got covered with snow for a while.

Air temperatures gradually sank during the period under review. Winter cereals (winter wheat, winter triticale, winter rye) sown within the optimum time frame (September 22) stopped active growth once the average daily air temperature decreased below +5°С. This happened on November 15 in the northern, central and eastern parts of Ukraine and on November 20 in the south and west. This is 1.5-2 weeks later than the long-term average. Slow growth processes in winter crop plants were only observed during daytime temperature hikes to +4-5°С.

According to a survey of winter cereals conducted by agricultural research institutions, they ceased active growth at the tillering, three-leaf, nodal root and emergence stages, except for the south and Dnipropetrovsk, Poltava and Chernihiv regions. Crop condition is mainly good and fair, reports UkrAgroConsult.

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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