The weather contributes to the harvesting of late crops and sowing of winter crops in the Northern Hemisphere
The warm and dry weather established in the main grain – producing countries has accelerated the harvesting of late crops, and also contributes to the sowing of winter crops. Within 10-14 days, meteorologists promise light precipitation, which will have a positive impact on winter crops.
In the US corn belt, dry and hot weather will prevail in the next 7-14 days, which will contribute to the maturation and drying of grain, as well as the beginning of harvesting early crops. High moisture reserves in this region are sufficient for sowing winter crops. In the southern plains of the United States, recent rains have almost eliminated the problem of drought, so winter wheat sowing is very active.
Areas of the Northern Plains also experienced heavy rains that reduced the stress of drought, but they were unable to restore soil moisture reserves to normal levels.
In Canada, precipitation delays harvesting of spring wheat and canola, but from next week the amount of rain will decrease, which will allow to increase harvesting.
In the south of Brazil, heavy downpours took place this week, which improved the condition of winter wheat crops and contributed to the start of corn sowing. In the central state of Mato Grosso, dry weather remains, but the rainy season should begin in the second half of September, which will allow farmers to start sowing soybeans. Experts expect an increase in soybean sowing and harvesting areas in Brazil, but this requires good precipitation in September and October.
In Argentina, it rained last week, which improved the conditions for the development of winter wheat. Heavy rains will continue next week, which will increase soil moisture reserves before sowing soybeans and corn.
In Ukraine, after heavy rains last week, warm and dry weather has now been established, which contributes to the sowing of winter crops and the beginning of harvesting sunflower and soybeans.
In Russia, soil moisture reserves are lower than in Ukraine, especially in the Volga region, but producers are accelerating the sowing of winter crops in anticipation of rain. The first data on sunflower harvesting indicate that the August drought has reduced yields in the current season.
According to forecasts, in the next 10-14 days in Ukraine, the central and southern regions of Russia there will be no significant precipitation, which will speed up sunflower harvesting and get more information about the potential of the crop.