USDA: Showers Slow Final Stages of Canadian Planting

June 13, 2012 12:57 AM

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

  • EUROPE: Rain Overspreads Previously Dry Northeastern Crops Areas
    - Additional rain in Poland and Germany provides moisture for reproductive wheat and rapeseed.
    - Showers continue to boost prospects for filling winter crops in France, England, and northern Italy.
    - Dry weather in Spain promotes winter grain maturation and harvesting.

  • MIDDLE EAST: Additional Rain Benefits Turkish Grains
    - Persistent late-season showers in Turkey benefit reproductive to filling winter wheat and barley.

  • FSU: Widespread Rain Benefits Grains And Oilseeds
    - Additional showers improve winter crop prospects in southern portions of Ukraine and Russia.
    - Widespread, locally heavy rain boosts soil moisture for grains and oilseeds from western Ukraine into central and northern Russia.
    - Showers are returning to Kazakhstan and eastern Russia, benefiting spring wheat.

  • SOUTH ASIA: The Monsoon Arrives In Southern India
    - The Indian monsoon arrives in the south, prompting increased planting of summer crops.

  • EAST ASIA: Favorable Moisture For Summer Crops
    - Hot, dry weather aids drydown and harvesting of winter wheat on the North China Plain but necessitates an increase in irrigation for summer crops.
    - Rainfall increases soil moisture for corn and soybeans across northeastern China.

  • SOUTHEAST ASIA: Heavy Monsoon Rains
    - An active monsoon maintains excellent moisture conditions for rice in Indochina and the Philippines.

  • AUSTRALIA: Showers Favor Winter Grains And Oilseeds
    - In Western Australia, widespread showers benefit vegetative winter grains and oilseeds.
    - Scattered showers in southeastern Australia aid recently sown wheat, barley, and canola.
    - Scattered, light showers in east-central Australia boost local moisture supplies for winter wheat.

  • SOUTH AMERICA: Unseasonable Cold Overspreads Argentina And Southern Brazil
    - Cold, dry weather aids drydown and harvesting of Argentine summer crops.
    - Frosty weather likely has limited impact on safrinha corn in southern Brazil. Prior to the cold snap, however, rain benefited winter grains in major production areas.

  • MEXICO: Showers Benefit Eastern Corn And Sugarcane
    - Beneficial rain continues in eastern sugarcane areas, as well as in eastern sections of the southern plateau corn belt.

  • CANADA: Late-Week Showers Hinder Prairie Fieldwork
    . Rain slows the final stages of spring grain and oilseed planting, although progress is still reportedly ahead of the average pace in most areas.


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