Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Latest USDA weather update for eastern FSU

Widespread showers in the north contrasted with sunny skies and seasonable heat in the south. 

A slow-moving cold front triggered 10 to 50 mm of rain over western spring grain areas, while more intermittent but locally heavy showers (2-33 mm) were reported in northeastern Kazakhstan and Russia’s Siberia District. 

Moisture supplies remained good to excellent for vegetative spring wheat and barley in northern Kazakhstan and neighboring portions of central Russia. 

Meanwhile, seasonably dry, hot weather (35-40°C) in Uzbekistan and southern Kazakhstan promoted the development of irrigated cotton, which was approaching the flowering stage of development by week’s end.