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Above-average crop condition in China during the first half of January, 2017


January 24, 2017

Winter wheat was at tillering to wintering stage. Overall, crop condition was above the level of recent 5-year average. Favorable temperature and radiation condition occurred in North China, which was beneficial for winter wheat growth. Affected by rainy weather and concurrently low radiation, winter wheat in the east part of Southwest China was significantly below average.

Rapeseed was at squaring to bolting stage in Southwest China and at vegetative period in Lower Yangtze region. Crop condition was above average in Lower Yangtze region and western Southwest China due to proper agroclimatic condition. Because of the impact of low radiation, rapeseed in eastern Southwest China was below average.

Rice and maize were out of growing season.