January - May
Max. temperature - °C
Min. temperature - °C
Max. rainfalls - mm
Number of dry days
The month of May was significantly colder compared to April, which was reflected in the slowdown in hop growth. The rainfall was quite frequent during the month, 1 - 4 mm. In the third decade of the month a rained significant amount, namely 20.5. approx. 15 mm and 28.5. approx. 30 mm. It was always a fine day's rain. Overall, the rainfall in May was 14.6 mm higher than the long-term average. The average temperature was lower than the long-term average about 1.8 ° C and was lower than last year about 4.9 ° C.
Due to the slower growth of hops the training of hops was completed at the end of the month. The condition of the hop stands and corresponds whit this season. Hop height is from 2 m to 3 m.
Due to the development of weather, it was recommended to treat hop against perenospora. Hop aphids appeared in the second half of the month and was treatment by insecticide Teppeki.
Furthermore, it was recommended to monitor the occurrence of red spider mite.