Weather conditions. Abnormally warm weather for this time of the year dominated the country on November 8-12, with insignificant precipitation and frequent fogs.
Moisture supply. Precipitation of various intensities (3.4 to 21.0 mm) occurred almost all over the country, except for its southern regions. In regions that witnessed a rise in soil moisture content, crops in some fields have started tillering and forming nodal roots. In areas short of precipitation for replenishing soil moisture supply, crops were favorably influenced by warm, wet weather along with fog, drizzle and little rain on some days. Crops did not grow actively because of a soil moisture deficit. The most favorable conditions were seen in the western and northern regions, which had received effective rainfall.
Crop condition. Following a brief cold-spell in early November, the abundant heat wave contributed to the renewal and further active growth of winter crops. Taking into account the large area of late crops, this was a very favorable factor for accelerating crop development, reports UkrAgroConsult.
According to the latest update as of November 14, planting of winter grains is 2.0% behind last year.