USDA: Dryness Lingers in Australia and Brazil

September 19, 2012 01:35 AM

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

  • EUROPE: Rain Slows Harvesting But Favors Winter Crops
    - Widespread rain over central and northern Europe slows late small grain harvesting but improves soil moisture for winter wheat and rapeseed establishment.
    - Locally heavy rain in northern Italy hampers summer crop maturation and harvesting.
    - Drought in the Balkans maintains concerns over soil moisture shortages for winter crops.

  • MIDDLE EAST: Seasonably Dry Weather Persists
    - Dry weather promotes winter wheat planting.

  • FSU: Western Dryness Contrasts With Eastern Showers
    - Generally dry weather from Ukraine into central and southern Russia promotes winter crop planting.
    - Showers slow spring wheat harvesting over eastern Russia and northern Kazakhstan.
    - Dry weather in southern portions of the region favors cotton harvesting.

  • SOUTH ASIA: Monsoon Showers Persist
    - Monsoon showers continue to provide a late-season boost of moisture to summer crops across India, while causing some flooding in cotton areas of southern Pakistan.

  • EAST ASIA: Typhoon Sanba Makes Landfall
    - Typhoon Sanba makes landfall in southern South Korea with winds in excess of 80 knots and flooding rainfall along the coast.

  • SOUTHEAST ASIA: Showers Continue To Benefit Rice In Thailand
    - Monsoon showers continue to provide favorable moisture to reproductive rice in Thailand.

  • AUSTRALIA: Mostly Dry Weather Throughout The Wheat Belt
    - Unfavorably dry weather returns to the west, reducing soil moisture for winter grains and oilseeds.
    - In southeastern Australia, mostly dry weather slows wheat, barley, and canola development.
    - In east-central Australia, persistent dryness is untimely for wheat but favors summer crop planting.

  • SOUTH AMERICA: Warm And Dry In Argentina And Southeastern Brazil
    - Warm, dry weather fosters rapid development of Argentine winter grains.
    - In Brazil, warm, dry weather maintains favorable conditions for coffee and sugarcane harvesting.

  • MEXICO: Seasonal Rains Continue Throughout The South And Northwest
    - Rain benefits corn and other rain-fed crops, while further improving reservoir levels.

  • CANADA: Windy Conditions Hamper Spring Crop Harvesting
    - Dry weather sustains rapid rates of Prairie harvesting, although gusty winds reportedly scatter windrows and cause some losses to canola.


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