In corn and sunflower, a moisture shortage combined with high air temperatures causes plant fading, premature leaf drying, lower photosynthesis activity, disorders in fertilization and grain formation processes. Consequently, it leads to a drop in the crop.
In soybean crops, soil moisture shortages during the blooming and plant growth entail shedding of buds, flowers, fruits, reduce the seed weight and the crop.
Forecast for August 3-9:
If no precipitation occurs within the coming two weeks, UkrAgroConsult will be forced to cut its crop forecasts for corn, soybeans, and sunflower.