Ukraine: In Zhytomyr Oblast, damage to winter rapeseed by alternariosis was detected, 5 percent of plants

Updated Mar 14, 2023
The state of winter crops - both cereals and rapeseed - experts of the State Production and Consumer Service of Zhytomyr Region assess as satisfactory. Farmers start fertilizing crops. Surveys show that snow mold, powdery mildew and root rot occur in some places on winter wheat. And on rapeseed - alternariosis.
As of March 9, in the Zhytomyr region, winter cereals and winter rape were in a not deep winter rest, their overwintering was satisfactory. This is reported by the State Production and Consumer Service in Zhytomyr region. It is noted that the weather conditions of the first decade of March in the region were mainly cloudy, on some days sunny weather, with minor precipitation of rain and snow. Air temperature indicators were recorded on the thermometer column mark +6...-2°C during the day, +2...-3°C at night. The minimum soil temperature at the depth of the tillering node of winter cereals and perennial grasses decreased to 0...+1°C, which is above the critical freezing temperature. The soil throughout the territory is thawed, there is no snow cover. Fertilization of winter crops with nitrogen fertilizers has begun in agricultural enterprises, work is ongoing to bring seeds to sowing conditions, variety replacement and variety renewal of seed material of spring crops. Experts note ...
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