Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Latest USDA weather update for eastern FSU

Dry, warm weather over much of the region was beneficial for spring grain (north) and cotton (south) emergence and establishment.

After several weeks of wet weather, sunny skies over northern Kazakhstan and neighboring portions of central Russia promoted spring wheat and barley development.

However, showers (10-25 mm) approached from the west, maintaining excellent moisture supplies in the Urals and Volga Districts.

Likewise, showers and thunderstorms (10-50 mm) in southern portions of the Siberia District alleviated short-term dryness and boosted prospects for spring grain establishment.

Meanwhile, seasonably dry, hot weather (35-40°C) in Uzbekistan and southern Kazakhstan promoted the development of irrigated cotton and facilitated winter wheat harvesting.