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China Winter Wheat Weather - Mar 5

5 Mar 2017 11:10 pm
 
Central China (North China Plain, Yangtze river valley) 
 
Highlights: Light to locally moderate showers near the Yangtze river during the 
weekend period. Little elsewhere in the region. Temperatures above normal early 
in the period, below normal later. 
 
Forecast: 
 Days 1-3: Mostly dry during this period. Temperatures average below normal 
Monday, near to above normal southwest and near to below normal elsewhere in 
the region Tuesday and Wednesday. 
 
WORLD WHEAT PROSPECTS 
 
    Soil moisture is decreasing in the southern plains of the US. However wheat 
crop conditions remain nearly unchanged from a month ago due to limited crop 
moisture needs at this time of the year. 
    Favorable soil moisture for the winter wheat crop in the southeast Midwest 
and Delta states. 
    Winter wheat in west and central Europe is reported to be in fair to good 
condition at this time. Reports suggest that winter wheat has broken dormancy 
in western Europe about a month ahead of normal. Early winter cold may 
contribute to above normal winterkill in parts of east Europe but this will 
probably not be fully known until the spring. Dryness has recently become of 
some concern in France but recent and forecasted rainfall should have ease this 
concerns. 
    Winter wheat in Ukraine, west and south Russia is reported to be in good 
condition at this time. Temperatures have recently warmed considerably leading 
to a rapid snow melt and even some greening of grains in the extreme south 
areas. 
   Mostly favorable conditions for dormant winter wheat through east-central 
China at this time. Snow and rain has occurred in the region recently. This 
will provide soil moisture for the crop as it breaks dormancy during the 
spring. 
   Wheat in Pakistan and north India benefited from significant rain and cool 
temperatures late in January, especially any winter wheat that was reproductive 
at the time. 
   Periodic showers through winter wheat areas of northwest Africa has supplied 
favorable moisture for most of the key growing belt. Wheat is vegetative to 
jointing at this time. Prospects are good to excellent, especially in Morocco. 
 
 
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