Compared with last year’s poor performance, the yield and production outlook is distinctly more positive, with an expected production increase of 23% for wheat and 39% for barley.
The cereals harvest campaign is being concluded in September under mostly good conditions with variable regional results.
Canopy conditions as observed by satellite
Satellite observations of the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) vegetation indicator on arable land mainly show variable crop conditions across the country. Positive anomalies (in green) reflect above-average canopy density or early crop development while negative anomalies (in red) reflect below-average biomass accumulation or late crop development. In the above map positive anomalies (greenish colours on the map) prevail in Northwest Kazakhstan, where adequate soil moisture levels sustained above-average biomass accumulation, but negative anomalies (reddish colours) are observed in East Kazakhstan and in parts of North and South Kazakhstan, as a result of the irregular precipitation that reduced crop growth.
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- Publication date
- 26 September 2022
- Joint Research Centre