Frost, precipitation hinder winter wheat planting

08.11.2018

On October 11-20, winter wheat growing areas in the south and southeast of Kazakhstan witnessed an air temperature drop, night frost events of down to -1-6˚С (even to -9˚С in mountainous and sub-mountainous areas), and abundant above-normal precipitation. These meteorological conditions somewhat hindered pre-plant operations and planting of winter wheat.

Early-planted winter wheat is at the stages of germination and emergence. Its crops are mostly in good and excellent condition.

In the north of the country, above-normal precipitation contributed to the autumn process of soil moisture accumulation. However, at the same time, it made harvesting more difficult and delayed the close of spring grains harvest.

Farmers in East Kazakhstan region have started harvesting sunflower. In all of the regions, its crops are mostly in good condition, being mature for cutting.

Kazakhstan. Harvesting progress, November 5, 2018

Crops

Seeded area,

Th ha

Harvesting area,

Th ha

Harvested, Th ha

%

Crop, KMT

Yield, MT/ha

2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

Grains and pulses

15123

15412

15063

15365

15056

15359

100

22782

22273

1.51

1.45

Reported by UkrAgroConsult.