World Crop Weather

31/01/11 -- World agri-weather highlights from Martell Crop Projections:

  • Hard red winter wheat will be mostly bypassed by brewing winter storm; no moisture at all for western Kansas, TX panhandle on updated forecast

  • East Brazil stuck in a dry weather pattern, eastern Mato Grosso, Goias, Minas Gerais; elsewhere soybeans are developing well with adequate moisture; South Brazil forecast continues favorably wet

  • Cordoba Argentina got 3-4 inches of rain Sunday; soybean recovery seems more possible this key province; very stormy weather will persist (GFS model); perhaps La Nina is collapsing?

  • Cold and wet forecast this week in northern Europe; rain not unwelcome in a dry winter; Mediterranean countries getting all the rain, southern Europe, Northern Africa, Middle East

  • Stormy weather may return to New South Wales this week; this would end a prolonged heat wave; wheat harvest suspected to be near the finish after 2-3 weeks of hot dry weather

  • Still no relief from drought in China winter wheat; irrigation needs are very high in a super dry winter; warming temperature may coax wheat out of dormancy, increase irrigation needs

  • Watching Pakistan wheat, very dry this winter; warm temperature forecast is detrimental, worsens moisture stress elevating evaporation; irrigated wheat in NW India also will come under stress with no rain, hot temps

  • Unsettled wet conditions continue in Russia's Volga and Black Earth wheat; wheat in the Black Sea area to remain cool and generally dry