On November 21-30, air temperatures were below normal in the south and southeast of Kazakhstan, where winter crops were grown. Precipitation rates were below normal as well.
Kazakh meteorologists say the alternation between above-zero air temperatures and their night drops to –27 degrees C during that period may affect winter hardiness of underdeveloped winter wheat plantings.
Growth of winter wheat stopped everywhere towards the end of November. In South Kazakhstan region, where sowing was completed with a delay, winter wheat entered winter at emergence stage and its condition was excellent. Availability of snow cover in the fields will help winter crops survive the winter. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)