According to observations, winter wheat, sown as of October 10, emerged unevenly for the 15-17 day after the sowing. Thus, there is a possibility that warmth will not be enough for winter crops and vegetation will stop in the poorly developed condition “emergence – 3 leaves”. Last year winter crops stopped to vegetate on December 29.
As of October 27, early sown winter crops (as of September 1) developed 4-5 leaves or entered tillering stage. By September 10, 3-4 leaves, by September 20, – 2-3 leaves, by October 1, – “pricker” phase. Later sown plants did not emerge.
Currently, weather conditions are not favorable for emergence and winter crops vegetation, which is defined by the low air temperature regime.
If the weather remains cold early in November there is high possibility that later sown plants will not receive the required amount of warmth and will enter winter in the poorly developed condition.
So far, winter grain crops condition is good and satisfactory. Phytosanitary condition of winter crops is satisfactory. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)