February 02, 2012

Russian wheat pounded by Arctic blast

The wheat-growing areas of Ukraine and central Russia are suffering as Arctic blast batter the region. There's not quite enough snow cover to insulate the region's winter wheat and barley and the crops are starting to suffer from winterkill, says MDA EarthSat Weather senior ag meteorologist Don Keeney.

"Snow cover is sufficient in many areas to insulate and protect the crops from damage," he says. "However, snow cover is a bit thin in far southeastern Ukraine and southern Russia, and we estimate about 15 percent of the winter wheat and 20 percent of the winter barley will suffer from winterkill damage." Read More ...

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