Crop report Nr.IV - August 2005
(Saaz area)


1. basic weather conditions datas

 

 
temperature°C
Month
2004
2005
30-years average.
difference
(2005-2004)
August
19,0
16,8
17,4
2,2
 
 
Rainfalls mm
Month
2004
2005
30-years average.
difference
(2005-2004)
August
64,4
28,8
62,0
35,6
 
 
Rainfalls since the beginning of the year in mm
Month
2004
2005
30-years average.
difference
(2005-2004)
August
315,6
335,7
325,0
20,1
 

 

  2005 2004
Max.temperature - °C 28,5 (31.08.) 32,3 (12.08.)
Min.temperature - °C 5,8 (27.,14.08.) 5,7 (23.08.)
Max.rainfalls mm 9,8 (23.08.) 14,2 (24.08.)
Number of dry days 21 21

 

First half of August was underaverage from temperature and rainfalls point of wiev and it prolonged vegetation time of hopgardens. Lower rainfalls in August had no negative influence on the hop development and low intensity of sunshine influed creating of the alpha acids.

 

2. Evaluation of the vegetation


The hopgardens shortly before the beginning of harvesting gave requirement, that the yield will be slight overaverage – about 1,1 tonns per ha in case of Saaz variety. It was confirmed at the beginning of the harvest as well as lower content of alpha acids comparing with crop 2004. The average alpha acids content is about 3,2% (Saaz variety). The harvest started by most of growers between 19.8.2005 - 21.8.2005. Due to higher yields we expect the end of the harvest in period 4.9.2005 – 7.9.2005.

 

3. Pests and diseases


The month August was quiet difficult as far as red spider and downy mildew regards. Applicated agrochemical treatment against pests and diseases was realized in time and the quality of the hops should be good , what confirmed even first supllies to hop dealers.

 

4. Hop acreage according ÚKZÚZ by 20.8.2005:

overwiev of the acreage in the Czech REpublic according growing areas:

 

growing area
acreaage by 30.4.2005
acreaage by 20.8.2005
difference
Saaz
4.219 ha
4.227.ha
+ 8 ha
Auscha
745 ha
740 ha
- 5 ha
Trschitz
695 ha
705 ha
+ 10 ha
Czech Rep.
5.659 ha
5.567 ha
+ 13 ha
 


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