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Seedling condition for winter wheat was slightly below average in China in early October, 2015


October 30, 2015

Wheat: Seedling condition for winter wheat is close to the recent five-year average in most regions of China. However, water deficit in centre and southeastern Henan hampered the emergence of winter wheat there.

Rice: Late rice is at milky to ripeness stage. In general, crop condition is just at the average level. However, below average situation is observed in some parts of Hubei due to the infection of sheath blight.

Maize and Soybean are out of growing season.

Cotton is at wax ripeness stage to harvest. Overall, crop situation is below the recent five-year average. Exposed to continuous hot weather in July, below average yield is expected in Xinjiang.