Experts of the Ukrainian Agricultural Insurance Pool identified certain problems with winter barley in the southern regions of Ukraine, namely in Mykolayiv and Kherson regions, while doing pre-insurance inspections. While observing winter wheat and winter rye no problem were identified.
According to inspections results, barley recovered from winter the worst, in south of Ukraine. As of March 31, 2014 no concerns on crop conditions in other regions were identified.
Barley crop on the photos below were not recommended to be taken for insurance. Field substitution was recommended.
Field #1 – Mykolayiv region
One can see the complete absence of a secondary root system on the photo below
Field #2 – Mykolayiv region
On the photo below, one can see the lack of a secondary root system, plants are not tillered. Most of the plants on that field have formed a stalk at the time of entering the winter.
Field #3 – Kherson region
Tillered plants are in a depression after winter. No secondary root system is observed. Soil moisture deficit affected the vegetation renewal of barley crop.
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