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Russia. Weather conditions favored harvest 25 September, 2018 at 13:09

Dry, abnormally warm weather dominated the European part of Russia on September 11-20 (20…25°C in the daytime, up to 28…32°С in the south), which was favorable for harvest. Rain complicated this work during 2-3 days (most areas received 15-25 mm of precipitation over this period, while some northern areas got up to 35-40 mm). Minor precipitation seen in the south of the territory (5-10 mm) was not a significant problem.

In most of the territory, the harvest of grains and rapeseed was drawing to an end, while that of sunseed, soybeans and linseed was still in progress. The weather conditions were mainly unfavorable for completing the yield formation of late-sown arable crops. In most areas, farmers continued sowing winter grains for the 2019 harvest. The weather conditions were good and fair for tillage, sowing and emergence of winter crops in most areas, though being unfavorable in the south due to soil moisture deficits.

Winter wheat and rye planted in August and early September were at the stages of germination, emergence and early leaf formation. Plant condition is mainly good, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Russia. Harvesting progress, September 24, 2018

Crops

Planned area,

Th ha

Harvested, Th ha

%

Crop, KMT

Yield, MT/ha

2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

Grains and pulses

44876

36525

38491

81

95584

118663

2.62

3.08

Wheat

26539

22069

24169

83

65674

81243

2.98

3.36

Barley

7954

7167

7194

90

16353

20252

2.28

2.82

Corn

2415

727

592

30

2558

2881

3.52

4.87

Rice

181

42

53

23

264

333

6.28

6.31

Russia. Planting progress, September 24, 2018

Crop

Planting forecast, Th ha

Planted, Th ha

% of forecast

2018

2017

Winter crops

17190

11516

10257

67