Winter wheat planting in Kazakhstan hampered by precipitation


Colder-than-usual weather was seen in Kazakh winter wheat growing areas on October 1-10. Night frost events down to -2-6°С occurred at the time, as well as abundant precipitation in the south and south-east. These meteorological conditions somewhat hampered planting of winter wheat in the south-east of Kazakhstan.

The planting works were started in Almaty and Zhambyl regions early in the month and toward October 10, respectively. In monitored fields, winter wheat in West-Kazakhstan region is at the stage of three leaves. No damages were revealed after frost events. The state of crops is evaluated as good, reports UkrAgroConsult.

In Almaty region, corn under observation is in good condition at full maturity.

The grain harvest is drawing to an end. According to the Ag Ministry of Kazakhstan, cereals and pulses were harvested from 15.27 Ml ha by October 17 (99.7% of the planned 15.311 Ml ha). Their crop amounted to 21.8 MMT with an average yield of 1.43 MT/ha.

As of the same date last year, Kazakh farmers harvested 21.35 MMT of cereals from 14.13 Ml ha (92.4%) with an average yield of 1.51 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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