MOSCOW, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Winter sowing in European Russia is unlikely to start before Sept. 10, delayed by a drought caused by a record heatwave, Roman Vilfand, director of the Hydrometcentre weather forecasting service, said on Wednesday.
“Winter sowing will be late this year,” Vilfand said.
“However, we had late sowing in 1972 and the winter crop was good in 1973,” he added.
Vilfrand also said that heat is leaving central Russia and rains are expected. (Reporting by Aleksandras Budrys; Writing by Toni Vorobyova, editing by Alfred Kueppers)
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