Overview of agrometeorological situation of August 12, 2020
Less than 30 mm of productive moisture contains under potatoes, root crops, corn and perennial grasses in a half-meter layer of soil, in the arable layer - less than 10 mm in most of territory of Grodno, Brest and Gomel regions as a result of instrumental determination of soil moisture. Arable layer is almost completely dried up in some places. Soil drought has reached the criteria of a dangerous agrometeorological phenomena according to a number of meteorological stations. Some meteorological stations of Gomel region note the wilting of plants and yellowing of leaves, weak formation of corn cobs.
In the coming days soul moisture reserves will decrease during deficit of precipitation. Areas affected by soil drought can grow.