Review of the agrometeorological situation of March 31, 2020
Areas with dry soils increased significantly due to a deficit of precipitation in the second half of March. The upper 10-centimeter layer of soil is in a moderately wet state on the greater territory of Belarus according to the latest observational data. There is already a lack of moisture on light soils in the south-east of the country at the same time. The temperature of the upper soil layer again decreased in connection with the cooling. Unstable temperature conditions with night frosts slow down the sowing rate of early spring crops.
Agrometeorological situation in the republic will not change significantly in early April. The topsoil will freeze under the influence of negative night temperatures, vegetation of winter crops and perennial grasses will be inactive.