Despite occasional showers, the planting of spring wheat (north) and cotton (south) was able to proceed without significant delay.
Spring wheat is typically sown in early to
mid-May in central Russia and northern Kazakhstan (a bit
sooner in the southeastern Volga District), and this week’s
light to moderate showers (2-10 mm) did not significantly
impede planting efforts in Kazakhstan and Siberia District.
Somewhat heavier showers (10-20 mm) in the Russia’s Urals
District likely slowed fieldwork somewhat, though delays were
Farther south, irrigated winter wheat
progressed into the early filling stage of development in
eastern Uzbekistan in good to excellent condition.
scattered showers (2-20 mm) in Uzbekistan and southern
Kazakhstan did not significantly delay cotton planting efforts.