Thursday, 19 January 2017

Latest USDA weather update for western FSU

Dormant winter wheat remained insulated by a moderate to deep snowpack over much of the region.

Winter crop areas from central Ukraine into central Russia remained covered by 10 to 50cm of snow.

However, a second consecutive week of warmer-than-normal weather (2-4°C above normal) kept southern portions of Russia’s Southern District (Krasnodar Krai) snow free, though mild minimum temperatures (-6 to -1°C) posed no threat to dormant winter wheat.