Soil drought is deepening in Ukraine

Updated Sep 26, 2023
In the second ten days of September, agrometeorological conditions in Ukraine were satisfactory for the completion of the growing season of late plants. This fact was noted by specialists of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center in their report. “Sunny weather contributed to the harvesting of late agricultural crops, corn, soybeans, sunflowers, buckwheat, millet, as well as the accumulation of sugars in beet roots,” experts noted. They also recalled that the sowing of winter crops continued for a decade and grain germination and the formation of seedlings were noted in previously sown areas. At the same time, in certain areas of the eastern regions, winter wheat grain did not germinate for 20 days due to lack of precipitation and lack of productive moisture in the upper layers of the soil. “The conditions for moisture accumulation in the soil, as in the previous period, remained extremely unfavorable. There is a long-term deficit of precipitation - on average 30-40 days in most ...
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