Dry February Depleting Field Moisture in Southern Russia Wheat

Februrary 25, 2013

Russia winter wheat faces the same challenges as the US Southern Great Plains, both key wheat producing areas needing generous moisture to optimize yields in the wake of a severe fall drought. 

Very dry planting conditions occurred last fall in the Southern District with only 25-50% of normal precipitation September-November.   Wheat sprouting and emergence was sub-par in the 4 key wheat growing areas Stavropol, Krasnodar, Rostov and Volgograd.    Winter grains were planted on 3.7% fewer acres than the prior growing season, perhaps a result of intense fall drought... subscribers continue to full story...

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