Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Latest USDA weather update for eastern FSU

Drier weather promoted spring grain planting in the north, while locally heavy showers and cooler temperatures in the south eased heat stress on winter wheat.

A passing cold front triggered light to moderate showers (2-25 mm) over northern Kazakhstan and central Russia, slowing early spring wheat planting efforts.

However, sunny skies during the latter half of the period allowed producers to resume field preparations and spring wheat sowing operations.

Farther south, moderate to heavy showers (10-50 mm) in eastern Uzbekistan and neighbouring environs hampered late cotton planting but eased stress on heading to flowering winter wheat caused by last week’s heat.