Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Latest USDA weather update for eastern FSU

Mostly dry weather in the north contrasted with lingering showers in southern and eastern crop areas.

In northern Kazakhstan and neighboring portions of central Russia, spring wheat planting was able to proceed without significant delay.

However, somewhat heavier showers (5-20 mm) slowed fieldwork at times in the Siberia District.

Farther south, locally heavy showers (10-40 mm) in Uzbekistan and southern Kazakhstan slowed late cotton planting but kept irrigation demands at a minimum.