Experts predict problems with the next harvest in Russia
A precipitation deficit that occurred across some regions of Russia over the past four months can lead to dryness of soils in spring and summer and, as a result, to problems with the harvest, said Roman Vilfand, scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Research Center of Russia.
“In some regions of the Volga Federal District, precipitation was clearly insufficient at the level of about 80%. This is far from positive factors,” said Roman Vilfand.
According to his statement, this creates risks for soil dryness, which can lead to problems with the harvest.
“It will have a delayed effect since the amount of productive moisture depends on the precipitation that falls in winter. When the snow melts, moisture moves to the upper layers of the soil. Of course, we still have more winter months ahead, but these regions will receive close attention,” Roman Vilfand explained.