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Overview of agrometeorological situation of August 6, 2020

Predominance of a moderate temperature regime and an abundance of soil moisture on main tracts create quite satisfactory agrometeorological conditions for the formation of potato crop. Conditions are worse in the western part and in some places in the southeast of the republic, where there is a lack of soil moisture. Potato crops have ended flowering everywhere according to the latest observations. Natural wilting of plants was noted in some places in early maturing varieties. Average mass of tubers under one bush is mostly close to the level of the previous year in most of observational points and less than last year in Gomel region. Moisture situation of potato is likely to get worse due to poor rainfall in the coming days. Expected fogs can provoke the appearance of diseases.  

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