Belarus. Unfavorable conditions for winter crops development 20 September, 2019 at 15:09

Weather conditions. Warm, dry weather promotes maturation of corn grain.

Moisture supply. Favorable conditions for planting, emergence and further growth of winter grains develop in areas where the topsoil still has good moisture content.

Crop condition. An unfavorable situation for winter crops develop in the south, southeast and some central and northern areas where the top 0-10-cm soil layer is barely moist, locally even dry. This complicates tillage as well as germination and emergence of winter grains, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Crop growth stages

Crop

Growth stage

Winter rape

Emergence, leaf formation

Belarus. Harvesting progress, September 16, 2019

Crops

Planned area,

Th ha

Harvested, Th ha

%

Crop, KMT

Yield, MT/ha

2019

2018

2019

2018

2019

2018

Grains and pulses

2323.4

2114.4

2025.1

91.0

6614.9

5505.6

3.13

2.72

Corn

219.1

9.27

32.5

4.23

67.8

257.9

7.32

7.93

Rapeseed

340.6

324.3

342.5

95.2

669.6

548.2

2.06

1.60