Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Latest USDA weather update for western FSU

In March, mild, mostly dry weather eased winter crops out of dormancy in southern Russia and accelerated spring grain planting farther north.

Soil moisture remained limited for spring growth in the driest locales of central Russia, though showers returned to southern and western Russia by month’s end.

In contrast, abundant rain boosted soil moisture for dormant to vegetative winter grains and oilseeds in Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus.