Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Latest USDA weather update for eastern FSU

Wet weather in the north contrasted with sunny, warm conditions in southern portions of the region.

A cold front triggered showers and thunderstorms (5-50 mm) across spring wheat areas of northern Kazakhstan and central Russia, boosting soil moisture supplies for emergence and establishment.

Meanwhile, mostly dry, hot weather (35-38°C) in Uzbekistan promoted late cotton planting but maintained higher-than-normal irrigation demands for crop establishment.