Wednesday, 17 December 2014

...and the latest USDA weather update for eastern FSU

During November, bitterly cold, snowy weather halted late spring wheat harvesting.

In particular, un-harvested spring wheat in southern portions of Russia’s Siberia District remained covered in a moderate to deep snow-pack, with a persistent arctic air mass keeping much of the region encased in snow.

These areas do not typically grow much winter wheat due to the harsh winters.

Snow and cold also halted late autumn fieldwork in the south, though the cotton harvest was reportedly completed before the cold, snowy weather arrived.