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MARS bulletins - crop monitoring in Europe

In 2019, the JRC MARS Bulletin will be published on the following dates: 21 January, 25 February, 18 March, 15 April, 20 May, 17 June, 22 July, 26 August, 16 September, 28 October, 25 November and 16 December.



JRC MARS Bulletins

Improved yield outlook in southern Europe

Winter crops faring well in most of Europe;
Rain deficit impacts crops in Spain and South East

Mixed conditions, on average better for wheat than barley

More rain needed in southern Europe

Frost tolerance weakening; so far, no threat to winter crops expected

Continued mild winter

Mild start of winter

Poor emergence of winter cereals on dry soils

Dry weather favourable for harvesting

Yield forecast for all cereals slightly above average

Weather improvements too late for crops

Fair yield outlook despite challenging weather conditions

Yield forecasts revised further downwards (27/08/2018)

Pasture conditions in northern Europe impacted by water stress

Positive cereal campaign in most of the Maghreb

Winter crop yield forecasts further down (23/07/2018)

Fair outlook despite late start of spring cereals

Drought concerns for southern Russia

Yield forecasts revised downwards

Limited impact of dry weather so far

Warm April accelerates crop development (22/05/2018)

Early flowering of winter crops (08/05/2018)