In 2020, the conditions for winter rapeseed planting are unfavorable in Ukraine the same as year ago, except western oblasts, informed the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center.
“In many central regions, the deficit of July precipitation was negative for accumulation of moisture and preparation of soils for planting of winter crops of the harvest-2021, preliminary rapeseed. In many oblasts the optimal window for rapeseed planting is August 10-25”, - the experts said.
At the same time, weather conditions were favorable in many western oblasts due to accumulation of effective air temperatures and sufficient moisture content. However, there was excessive moisture content locally due to frequent short-lasting rains that prevented the progress of the harvesting campaign of grains.
In many northern oblasts, warm and hot weather as well as sufficient soil moisture were favorable for development of technical crops.