Flooding in Pakistan Threatens Crops, Rains Increase in Europe

September 14, 2011 09:16 AM

USDA's Joint Ag Weather Facility has provided the following weekly weather/crop highlights:

  • EUROPE: Rain Increases, Renews Fieldwork Delays
    - After a brief respite, rain across northern Europe renews crop quality concerns and further delays small grain harvesting and rapeseed planting.
    - Dry, warm weather across southern Europe favors maturing corn and sunflowers.

  • MIDDLE EAST: Sunny Skies Promote Early Planting

  • FSU: Wet Weather Returns, Slows Summer Crop Maturation And Harvesting
    - From Belarus and Ukraine into western and southern Russia, showers slow summer crop drydown and harvesting but boost topsoil moisture for winter grain planting.
    - Dry, warm weather in northern Kazakhstan and eastern Russia allows rapid spring wheat harvesting.
    - Seasonably dry weather favors early cotton harvesting in southern crop districts.

  • SOUTH ASIA: Monsoon Remains Active; Flooding Continues In Pakistan
    - Flooding rainfall persists for cotton and rice in southern Pakistan, as the monsoon shows little sign of withdrawing from the region.
    - Heavy rainfall in northern India brings unfavorable wetness to opening cotton bolls.

  • EAST ASIA: Too Wet For Cotton In The East
    - Showers on the North China Plain provide unfavorable wetness for open cotton bolls.

  • SOUTHEAST ASIA: Monsoon Remains Active In The Region
    - Heavy showers maintain abundant moisture supplies for reproductive rice in Thailand.
    - Rainfall continues, albeit lighter, in the northern Philippines, maintaining excessively wet conditions for rice and corn.

  • AUSTRALIA: Increasingly Dry In The Southeast
    - In the West, sunny skies and adequate moisture supplies favor reproductive winter grains and oilseeds.
    - In southeastern Australia, pockets of dryness are untimely for winter crops, in or nearing reproduction.
    - In northern New South Wales and Queensland, needed showers help stabilize winter wheat prospects.

  • SOUTH AMERICA: Rain Needed For Argentine Wheat; Too Wet In Southern Brazil
    - Warm weather promotes winter grain growth throughout Argentina, although rain is needed in many areas for normal crop development.
    - Lingering wetness in southern Brazil raises concerns about the quality of reproductive to maturing wheat.

  • MEXICO: Rainfall Tapers Off Across The Southern Plateau
    - Drier conditions spur development of corn and other rain-fed summer crops.

  • CANADA: Warm, Dry Weather Aids Drydown And Harvesting Of Prairie Crops
    - Conditions favor maturation and harvesting of spring grains and oilseeds.


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