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MARS bulletins - crop monitoring in Europe

The JRC MARS Bulletins will be published in 2018 on the following dates: 22 January, 19 February, 19 March, 16 April, 22 May, 18 June, 23 July, 27 August, 17 September, 22 October, 26 November and 17 December.


JRC MARS Bulletins
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)

Drought concerns for southern Russia

Fair outlook despite late start of spring cereals

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)

Cold and wet conditions delay spring sowing (16/04/2018)

Fairly good outlook in Morocco and Tunisia - Rain needed in Algeria (26/03/2018)

Overall, a fair start to the season (19/03/2018)

Frost tolerance remains weak (19/02/2018)

Very mild winter so far (22/01/2018)

Hardening of winter cereals is delayed (18/12/2017)

Rainfall affects sowing in northern areas (27/11/2017)

Sowing proceeds under favourable conditions (27/11/2017)

Favourable start of the winter cereals season (27/11/2017)


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