Review of the agrometeorological situation of August 22, 2019
According to the results of instrumental determination of moisture content made by meteorological stations on August 18, content of productive moisture is sufficient and increased in most of the Republic of Belarus. Moisture content at 1,5 m of horizon reaches 120-150 mm in Vitebsk region, north-east of Mogilev region and in the north and certain areas of central areas of Minsk region. Conditions for formation of potato harvest worsened on the overmoistened fields. Moisture content was below optimal values only in some areas of Grodno region and in the west of Brest region. Past rains fulfilled moisture content in soil here.
Weather mainly without precipitations will contribute to drying of overmoistened areas and harvest works in the 3rd decade of August. Warm weather with moisture sufficiency will have a positive impact on formation of harvest of maize, root crops, vegetables and aftegrowth of herbs after mowing.