USDA's Joint Ag Weather Facility has provided the following weekly weather/crop highlights:
EUROPE: Hot Weather Increases Stress On France’s Corn
- Hot weather overspreads western Europe, increasing stress on late-filling corn and sunflowers in France while promoting small grain maturation and harvesting in northern crop areas.
- Cool weather favors filling summer crops in eastern Europe, while much-needed rain arrives in the lower Danube River Valley for winter wheat.
MIDDLE EAST: Seasonably Dry Weather Persists
- Dry weather promotes summer crop maturation and seasonal fieldwork.
FSU: Widespread Rain Aids Late-Filling Summer Crops
- Widespread rainfall across western portions of the region improves prospects for late-filling corn and sunflowers while providing much-needed soil moisture for winter grain and oilseed planting.
- Mostly dry, hot weather accelerates spring wheat harvesting in Kazakhstan and eastern Russia and favors filling cotton in southern growing areas.
SOUTH ASIA: Rain Improves Conditions In Parts Of Western India
- Showers improve conditions for cotton and groundnuts in western India, although some areas remain too dry.
- Monsoon rains maintain adequate to abundant soil moisture for rice and soybeans in India.
EAST ASIA: Drier Weather Prevails
- Somewhat drier weather aids maturation and harvesting of corn and soybeans in southern China, while easing some wetness for the crops in the northeast.
SOUTHEAST ASIA: Typhoon Kai-Tak
- Typhoon Kai-Tak brings flooding rains to rice in the northern Philippines, but improves moisture conditions for rice in northeastern Thailand.
AUSTRALIA: Beneficial Rain In The Southeast; More Rain Would Help Elsewhere
- Following some welcome rain, dry weather returns to Western Australia, increasing evaporative losses.
- Soaking rains maintain good to excellent winter crop prospects in southeastern Australia.
- Dry weather in northern New South Wales and Queensland reduces soil moisture for winter wheat.
SOUTH AMERICA: Wet In Argentina; Mostly Dry In Brazil
- In Argentina, wet weather hampers the final stages of winter grain planting but provides ample moisture for crop establishment.
- Conditions favor drydown and harvesting of Brazil's sugarcane and coffee.
MEXICO: Drier Conditions Prevail
- Showers taper off across southern Mexico, following last week’s tropical showers. Scattered monsoonal showers continue in the northwest, albeit with reduced amounts and coverage.
CANADA: Cool, Showery Weather Prevails On The Prairies
- Conditions slow maturation and harvesting of spring grains and oilseeds.