Last week weather conditions were hot with minor local precipitations. Sunflower plants continue to undergo flowering stage and in some regions – the first stage of maturation. Head diameter is 15-19 cm, plants height – 141-217 cm. Late sown varieties are at the beginning of head formation – flowering stage.
Sunflower conditions are mostly good and in some places satisfactory. In the West and Center premature withering and yellowing of lower leaves is observed. In South-Western and Northern parts of Kherson region soil moisture stocks in 1 m soil layer are in the range of 40-50 mm, and in the rest of the region no higher than 1-15 mm.
Soybean plants are at beans formation stage and a plant forms 21-25 beans, with average length of 1 cm. Plants are 52-67 cm high. Crop condition is mostly good. Premature withering and yellowing of the lower leaves is observed. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)