Review of the agrometeorological situation of April 19, 2019
Enroute examination for assessment of winter crops state was carried out by meteorological stations in the 1sr and 2nd decades of April. Cereal crops were in a good state on most of observated fields. Sowing state is worst on the remain area of Belarus: moderate state was registered on most of the fields in Vitebsk region, on 1/3 in Minsk, Mogilev and Gomel regions. Most of the fields (10%) with died sowings of cereal crops were registered in Mogilev region, cause of death – asphyxiation.
State of winter rape after wintering is a little better than last year. Winter rape was in a good state on most of the fields in Brest and Grodno regions. Rape state was moderate on more than half of observated fields in Vitebsk and Gomel regions. Rape was in a bad state on 10% of observated fields across the country. Its death was registered in all the regions except Grodno region. Perennial herbs were in a good state on most of reviewed areas, it was in a moderate state on half of observed fields in Vitebsk and Gomel regions.