Crop report 2022 July (Saaz area)
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Climatic conditions in July were unfavorable for hops. The average temperature was 0.8°C higher than the 30-year average and practically the whole month was balanced, with temperatures exceeding 30°C in the shade. Rainfall was below average. Compared to the long-term average, it rained 41.7 mm less, which represents 39.9%. The total amount of precipitation is a third lower from January to July.
Due to the lack of rainfall and high temperatures, the growth of hops practically stopped. During the month, the hops started to the stage of cones creation, and by the end of the month, almost 80% of the areas of Žatec semi-early red hops have been development into cones. The vegetation on most surfaces does not reach the top of the structure. The harvest of Žatec semi-early red mullet will be below average this year.
The health condition of the hops is good. Chemical protection of hops was managed without problems as treatment against animal pests (hop aphid, red spider mite) as well as fungal diseases and is carried out with approved preparations.