Overview of agrometeorological situation as of 12 January 2018
Low temperatures hazardous to winter crops was observed in the first half of the winter. A negative factor for wintering this year is excess moisture on heavy soils, primarily the Northern region of the Republic that may lead to partial waterlogging of crops.
At the present time in connection with gradual fall of temperature frost resistance of winter crops is restored. Soil freezing is small. The temperature at the depth of tillering node of winter cereal crops above the optimal values. Despite bessnezhe expected in the near future, the lowering of the temperature does not pose a threat for the majority of winter crops. Only for winter oilseed rape as the least cold-resistant culture in some areas where the temperature may be close to critical, there is a possibility of damage.