Wheat potential in Russia is much improved over last year especially in the Volga a swing area that produces 22% of the crop.
Favorable Volga soil moisture in August–September helped wheat planting off to a timely start. Growth and development was bolstered by generous rainfall.
Fifty days of growing time is considered optimal for winter wheat development in Russia. With timely planting, wheat would be tillering before cooler temperatures stop growth. The highest potential yields occur with these criteria, based on research from Russia agronomists. Recurring showers and moderate temperatures have promoted favorable wheat development this season... subscribers continue to full story...