Friday, 21 April 2017

Ukraine's Ministry report cool weather did not affect yield of winter and spring crops

Ukraine’s Ministry of Agriculture report that this week’s cold weather did not significantly affect the yield of winter and spring crops.

Although it's probably too early to tell with certainty and the Ministry admit they haven't actually checked crops yet, but I tend to agree.

It might have hurt winter barley which we noted looked poor on our last crop tour back in March and oilseed rape would be at risk although most of that is grown in west Ukraine and escaped the worst of the weather front.

The Ministry do say there are questions about perennial crops which are in the flowering bud stage such as apricots, cherries and peaches.