EUROPE: Warm weather accelerated winter crops toward maturity over central and northern Europe.
FSU-WESTERN: Showers sustained excellent winter wheat yield prospects in Russia, while wheat conditions
were highly variable in Ukraine.
FSU-EASTERN: Widespread showers boosted moisture supplies for spring wheat emergence in the
north, while sunny, warm weather promoted cotton development in southern portions of the region.
MIDDLE EAST: Additional showers further improved conditions for reproductive to filling winter grains in
SOUTH ASIA: The summer monsoon began in India, bringing heavy showers to the southwest and prompting
summer crop sowing across the country.
EAST ASIA: Dry weather aided wheat maturation and harvesting in China but reduced soil moisture for
vegetative summer crops.
SOUTHEAST ASIA: Monsoon showers throughout the region maintained good soil moisture and water supplies
for rice and other summer crops.
AUSTRALIA: Scattered, light showers provided little additional moisture for recently planted winter grains and
ARGENTINA: Dry weather supported corn and soybean harvesting in key production areas of central Argentina.
BRAZIL: Rain benefited southern corn as warm, seasonably dry weather fostered rapid maturation of crops
MEXICO: Showers intensified in eastern farming areas but farmers awaited the start of the rainy season in
western sections of the corn belt.
CANADIAN PRAIRIES: Warm, drier conditions favored spring grain and oilseed planting.
SOUTHEASTERN CANADA: Warm, showery weather overspread the region, sustaining local delays in