Monday, 16 August 2010

Weather update

It’s hot and it has been for the last two months.

I don’t mean to bang on about this but everyone in Ukraine is desperate for a drop in temperature so they can get some sleep at night.

How hot has it been? A quick look at the average temperature chart shows how far it has deviated from the norm.

What are the consequences of all this heat? About 1t/ha off the wheat yield (on top of 1t from the winter); maize shrivelling up in front of your eyes, there’s going to be a big hole there; sunflower still hanging on in; soya starting to look stressed.

Forecast is for some cooling and showers later in the week. Glory be!