Two MARS Crop Monitoring Bulletins were published yesterday 25th June 2019, covering Russia and Kazakhstan.
According to the MARS Bulletin global outlook – Russia, the absence of severe winter extremes got cereal production off to a good start.
From early February, mostly above-average temperatures and adequate precipitation supply continued to provide favourable conditions for crop growth in European Russia.
However, since late May, winter crops have been exposed to dry and hot weather conditions, which could have negative effects on yield formation.
Nevertheless, because of the good start, yield forecasts for winter wheat and winter barley are still above the five-year average.
According to the MARS Bulletin global outlook – Kazakhstan, thermal conditions and water supply have been adequate in most of Kazakhstan for the emergence and early growth of spring cereals.
Our analysis suggests slightly above-average yield potential for spring cereals.
Winter wheat (which is mainly confined to southern Kazakhstan) is generally also in good shape, with an above-average yield outlook.
Some western regions present soil moisture deficits, with reduced yield expectations for winter wheat.
- Publication date
- 26 June 2019