Russia winter wheat weakened by fall drought may have suffered winterkill in a December cold wave.
Fluctuating temperatures in southern Russia’s winter wheat area have increased wheat vulnerability to winterkill. Unusual warmth in early December was followed by a bitter cold snap late in the month. Wheat was not protected by snow, when temperatures dropped 5-10 F below zero in Russia's northern winter wheat area.
Mr. Kmitry Rylko, director of the Institute for Agricultural Market Studies (IKAR), anticipates 5-25% of Russia wheat may be at risk for freeze damage naming Volgograd, Rostov and Samara as the most vulnerable areas... subscribers continue to full story...