Mostly dry weather in the north contrasted with lingering showers in southern and eastern crop areas.
In northern Kazakhstan and
neighboring portions of central Russia, spring wheat planting was
able to proceed without significant delay.
heavier showers (5-20 mm) slowed fieldwork at times in the
Farther south, locally heavy showers (10-40 mm)
in Uzbekistan and southern Kazakhstan slowed late cotton
planting but kept irrigation demands at a minimum.