Agrometeorology: dry, warm weather is ideal for harvesting

By: STA Date: 2024. 07. 04. 10:30

The dry, warm weather is ideal for harvesting, but the drought is intensifying in the central parts of the country, summer crops would need rain, HungaroMet Zrt. wrote in its agrometeorological analysis on Thursday.

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They wrote: in the last ten days, mostly between 10 and 70 millimeters of rain fell, most of it in Transdanubia and Tiszántú, while some areas in the country remained almost completely dry. The soil layer near the surface is sufficiently moist in most of the country, and is the driest in the part of the country south and east of the capital. The moisture content of the upper 50 centimeter layer between the Danube and Tisza, on the eastern edge of Transdanubia, and on the western half of the Maros-Körös region is critically dry. There is a drought in the central part of the country, severe drought in some places. The temperature was 3-4 degrees Celsius higher than usual at this time, in the middle of last week the daily maximums were around 30 degrees, at the end of the week they were already close to 35 degrees, and then the heat moderated at the beginning of the week.

The planted plants are two to three weeks ahead of normal in their development, the autumn sowings are already ready, the harvest is underway

Sunflowers and corn are blooming, they need the most moisture now, 100 millimeters of rain per month would be ideal for their development. According to the forecast, a good harvest time is expected. The soil will dry out a lot, and the extent of the drought area will increase. The temperature is rising, the peak temperature above 30 degrees, close to 35 degrees is likely. This heat wave promises to be more permanent, with a good chance of lasting until the middle of the month – they wrote.


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