Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Latest USDA weather update for eastern FSU
Early spring grain planting was able to proceed without significant delay despite scattered showers (5-30 mm) in central Russia and northern Kazakhstan.
Farther south, winter wheat approached or progressed through the reproductive stages of development in Uzbekistan in good to excellent condition, with above-normal year-to-date precipitation providing abundant supplemental moisture for crop development.
However, showers slowed cotton planting in eastern portions of Uzbekistan (10-20 mm) and southern Kazakhstan (10-500 mm).