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Average cereal yield outlook in Kazakhstan

The June edition of the JRC MARS bulletin – Global outlook for Kazakhstanshows average yield prospects for spring and winter cereals.

cereal yield
Well-distributed rainfall and moderate temperatures sustained adequate development and growth of winter cereals, which reached the grain filling stage in good condition
© Igor Bastrakov - 2022

The June edition of the JRC MARS bulletin – Global outlook for Kazakhstan shows average yield prospects for spring and winter cereals.

The sowing campaign of spring cereals - which in Kazakhstan are more important than winter cereals - was completed in time in early June. Despite the prevailing dry weather conditions in the most important producing regions crops have established well. However, more rain is needed soon to sustain the yield potential.

Yield expectations for winter cereals are slightly above the 5-year average. They present average development and growth, sustained mainly by adequate, although irregular, rainfall during the growing cycle.

Canopy conditions as observed by satellite

Satellite observations of the NDVI vegetation indicator on arable land mainly show average conditions (yellow colours on the map) in the South, North and partially in the East of Kazakhstan. In the Northwest, abundant precipitation favoured above-average crop biomass accumulation, as reflected in the green colours on the map.

NDVI cumulated from 1 May to 20 June 2022
Yield forecasts for Kazakhstan June 2022 Mars Bulletin


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Publication date
27 June 2022
Joint Research Centre