A significant cold snap in Ukraine will not significantly affect the harvest of winter and spring crops – Ministry of agrarian policy

A sharp decrease in temperature in Ukraine will not affect the harvest of winter and spring crops, said the press service of the Ministry of agrarian policy and food.

“The negative impact of weather conditions, which could significantly affect the yield potential of crops has not been committed yet. A significant decrease in temperature in Ukraine pose a threat to fruit trees with flowering buds and those that are in the initial phases of the formation of the fruit”, the report cited the Director of the Department of agriculture and technical policy in agroindustrial complex Vladimir topchy.

According to him, after the stabilization of weather situation, it is necessary to conduct a thorough inspection of crops of crops and perennial plantings, which will be used to determine the level of possible losses .

“It should be noted that for some regions, such as South and East, precipitation is positively affect the state of the crops, because there was a significant increase of moisture in the soil,” – said Vladimir topchy.

As reported Ukrgidromettsentr predicts the possible loss of 30% of the fruit harvest due to a sharp decline in temperature in the South-East of Ukraine.

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