The Ministry of Agriculture of Tatarstan on Tuesday said that lowering the temperature probably did not negatively affect the crops of crops, and that the sowing in the republic was almost completed. Meanwhile, the agency will conduct a reanalysis of the situation in the fields approximately 3-4 days later for more confidence.
It should be reminded that on May 29, in most regions of the Republic of Tatarstan, soil frosts down to –2 ° С were recorded. In turn, the critical values of air temperature in the germination phase for spring crops are –7 –10 ° С, industrial crops (sugar beets, sunflower) –5–7 ° С, the Ministry of Agriculture notes. The department adds that potatoes, corn and millet are considered to be unstable to frost. The resistance threshold for these crops in the germination phase is only –2 ° C. Flowers and ovaries of thermophilic fruit and berry crops could also be damaged.
Currently, Tatarstan agrarians are completing the sowing of rapeseed, corn for grain and planting potatoes. The sowing of spring grain and leguminous crops was carried out qualitatively, seedlings appeared on the fields.
A source: http://info.tatcenter.ru