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Overview of agrometeorological situation of August 23, 2022

Moisture availability of agricultural crops worsened in the second decade of August. Hot weather and lack of precipitation caused loss of soil moisture. According to the results of instrumental determination of soil moisture in many regions of the republic under potatoes, root crops, corn and perennial grasses in a half-meter layer of soil, the amount of productive moisture decreased to satisfactory values. Areas with low reserves of productive moisture have expanded. Good moisture reserves in the soil were maintained mainly in the north-eastern region, in a number of central regions and in places in the rest of the country. 
This week, due to the lack of precipitation and the predominance of high temperatures, there will be a further loss of moisture from the soil horizons, which will complicate the agrometeorological conditions for the formation of the harvest of late crops.
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