Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Latest USDA weather update for eastern FSU

Favorable conditions continued for vegetative to reproductive small grains and cotton. 

In the spring wheat belt of northern Kazakhstan and central Russia, widespread albeit variable showers (2-40 mm) were beneficial for reproductive spring barley (Volga and Urals Districts) as well as jointing to heading spring wheat (northern Kazakhstan and environs). 

Meanwhile, sunny skies and seasonable heat (38-42°C) promoted the development of flowering cotton (which is heavily irrigated) in eastern Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.