Thursday, 23 February 2017

Latest USDA weather update for western FSU

Winter wheat remained adequately protected from bitter cold by snow cover over most of the region.

Minimum temperatures as low as -25°C across central portions of Ukraine and Russia had no detrimental impact on dormant winter wheat due to a moderate to deep snowpack (10-50 cm).

In southwestern Russia, a shallow - albeit still sufficient - snow cover (5-15 cm) protected winter wheat from nighttime readings as low as -18°C.

Overall, wheat continued to overwinter in good condition in Ukraine and Russia.