Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Latest USDA weather update for eastern FSU

Spring grain planting gained momentum in the north, while showers maintained excellent moisture supplies for crops in southern growing areas.

Early spring grain planting was able to proceed without significant delay despite scattered showers (5-30 mm) in central Russia and northern Kazakhstan.

Farther south, winter wheat approached or progressed through the reproductive stages of development in Uzbekistan in good to excellent condition, with above-normal year-to-date precipitation providing abundant supplemental moisture for crop development.

However, showers slowed cotton planting in eastern portions of Uzbekistan (10-20 mm) and southern Kazakhstan (10-500 mm).