Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Latest USDA weather update for eastern FSU

Sunny skies favored spring grain planting in the north and winter wheat development in the south.

Early spring grain planting was able to proceed without delay due to dry, warm weather (1-4°C above normal) in central Russia and neighboring portions of northern Kazakhstan.

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

In addition, the dry weather during the past week promoted cotton planting in Uzbekistan and southern Kazakhstan.