Early Crops Lost in the Crimea Because of the Drought for the Third Year in a Row

Early winter crops, including turnip, were lost due to dry autumn and warm winter in the Crimea. According to Andrey Zarichny, a farmer from the Nizhny Novgorod region.

“Agro-Center” tells more about it.

Details: Autumn drought hits the Crimea the third year in a row. In 2019, farmers sowed winter crops in dry land and saw them germinate only in mid-December. Andriy Zarichny noted that due to warm weather, winter wheat’s growing season is long. 

The farmer also reported that there is currently a lack of moisture in the meter layer of soil.

Commentary: We do not know what to expect from other cultures. We will sow barley in late February. Everything else depends on moisture. At the moment, soil moisture levels are insufficient – only 10-20 centimeters. In the absence of rain, the last year’s situation may repeat itself. We will see how it goes in spring,” said the farmer.

Source: AgroTimes

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