Thursday, 22 January 2015

Latest USDA weather update for eastern FSU

During December, near to above normal temperatures and precipitation prevailed across much of the region.

Despite the somewhat warmer than normal conditions, Kazakhstan and Russia remained encased in a moderate to deep snowpack; agricultural activity in the spring wheat belt is minimal during the winter due to the extreme cold and deep snow cover.

In the south, where the harvest of cotton and other summer crops was completed during the autumn, agricultural activity was likewise relatively minor.

However, winter wheat in eastern Uzbekistan benefited from light to moderate rain and snow (10-30 mm liquid equivalent).