USDA: Rain Slows European Wheat Harvest

August 14, 2013 02:19 AM



The following global crop and weather highlights from USDA's Joint Ag Weather Facility are a helpful snapshot of global conditions:

  • EUROPE: Hot Weather Reduced Yield Prospects In Southeastern Europe; Hot, dry weather stressed reproductive to filling corn, soybeans, and sunflowers in northern Italy and from central Poland into the Balkans. Widespread showers boosted soil moisture for reproductive to filling summer crops in France, Germany and the United Kingdom, although the rain continued to hamper winter grain harvesting.

  • MIDDLE EAST: Seasonably Dry Weather Favored Harvesting.

  • FSU: Additional Wet Weather Favored Spring Wheat And Summer Crops; Widespread showers maintained soil moisture for filling small grains in Belarus and west-central Russia. Localized dryness stressed filling summer crops from eastern Ukraine to southwestern Russia . Rain in Kazakhstan and eastern Russia maintained excellent yield prospects for spring wheat. Unseasonable showers provided supplement al moisture for irrigated cotton in Kyrgyzstan.

  • SOUTH ASIA: Drier Weather For Crops In Western India; Drier weather eased excessive wetness for cotton and groundnuts in Gujarat and Maharashtra, but wet weather continued to saturate soybean fields in Madhya Pradesh.

  • EAST ASIA: Hot, Dry Weather In Southern China; Unfavorably dry weather and stressful heat continued to reduce rice and cotton prospects in southern China.

  • SOUTHEAST ASIA: Favorable Monsoon Rain In Thailand; Monsoon showers increased moisture supplies for vegetative rice in Thailand.

  • AUSTRALIA: Favorable In Most Areas; Rain in the west and southeast maintained good to excellent prospects for winter grains and oilseeds. Dry weather in east-central Australia further reduced soil moisture for wheat and other winter crops.

  • SOUTH AMERICA: Wet Weather Returned To Southern Brazil; Argentina Dry Rain increased moisture for immature winter grains in southern Brazil as dry, sunny weather benefited sugarcane and coffee harvesting farther north. In Argentina, corn harvesting and winter grain planting was nearing completion.

  • MEXICO: Seasonal Showers Tapered Off Throughout The Region; Rainfall diminished in rain-fed southern farming areas and northwestern watersheds.

  • CANADA: Cooler-Than-Normal Weather Continued; Unseasonably cool weather slowed growth of Prairie spring crops, as well as Ontario’s summer crops and pastures


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