Thursday, 29 December 2016

Latest USDA weather update for western FSU

Dormant winter wheat remained sufficiently protected from bitter cold by snow cover.

Primary winter crop areas from central Ukraine into southern and central Russia remained covered by 5 to 20 cm of snow.

As a result, there was little concern from this week’s cold; temperatures reached as low as -18°C in northeastern Ukraine, and plunged to -28°C in northern portions of Russia’s Southern District.