Soil moisture in Ukraine is sufficient for the start of spring vegetation of winter crops

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Published Mar 2, 2024

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Agrometeorological predictions suggest that the soil moisture levels for winter crops in Ukraine will be optimal for vegetation recovery and spring field work. This is based on the moisture reserves from the fall and winter precipitation. However, certain areas in the Odesa and Kherson regions may experience less than average moisture reserves due to lack of precipitation from December 2023 to early February 2024.
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According to agrometeorological calculations, taking into account the actual reserves of moisture in the soil in the fall and the amount of precipitation during the winter period, it is expected that the moistening of a meter-long layer of soil under winter crops in Ukraine during the recovery of vegetation and at the beginning of field work in the spring in most areas will be formed at a sufficient and optimal level (121-160 mm of productive moisture and more). Specialists of the Ukrhydrometeorological center came to this conclusion. "According to the winter determination of moisture reserves (soil samples were taken from the fields on February 8, 2024), the meter layer of the soil contained from 173 to 282 mm of productive moisture, in some areas of the eastern, central, southern, Rivne, Lviv, Chernivtsi, and Sumy regions - from 135 to 162 mm of productive moisture, which is close to or higher than the long-term averages," the message states. At the same time, it is ...
Source: Agravery
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