Kazakhstan Yield Report
This report provides a yield prediction of spring wheat in Northern Kazakhstan as of August 24, 2014.
It is based on satellite-derived wetness and temperature anomalies measured by microwave instruments. This series of satellites has been flown under the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) in collaboration with NOAA since 1988 and continues to provide measurements in near real-time.
Data was used in this case to predict the middle and late stage of the growing season in the region in 2014.
The report begins with a review of the crop’s development. June was warm and dry, with some periods of severe heat in many areas, which stressed the crop. In July, temperatures were exceedingly cold, which limited growth, and brought an increase in rainfall, which improved the yield potential. The report includes charts showing wetness and temperature anomalies for June and July relative to average. Warmer and drier weather in August limited the crop’s development.
Spring wheat yields were lower across the country, but the monitoring found differences by region. These are explained through charts that show how far each of three regions deviated from the trended yield at the end of August 2014.
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