Crop report 2015 January - April
 (Saaz Area)


1. Basic weather conditions datas

  

 
Temperature °C
Month
2015
2014
30-years average
difference
(2015-2014)
January
2,6
0,5
-2,0
2,1
February
0,8
1,9
-0,2
-1,1
March
5,2
6,4
3,6
-1,2
April
8,7
10,9
8,5
-2,2
In total
17,1
19,7
9,9
 -2,6
 
 
Rainfalls mm
Month
2015
2014
30-years average
difference
(2015-2014)
January
13,6
18,4
20,0
-4,8
February
2,4
7,2
19,0
-4,8
March
32,2
12,2
23,0
20,0
April
34,0
61,6
32,0
-27,6
In total
82,2
99,4
94,0
 -17,2

 

  April

Years 2015 2014
Max. temperature - °C 24,1 (15.04.) 23,3 (07.04.)
Min. temperature - °C -3,9 (07.04.) -4,2 (17.04.)
Max. rainfalls - mm 12,8 (28.04.) 23,4 (28.04.)
Number of dry days
19

17

 

In comparison to the long-term average figure the first three months were of above-average temperatures. Rainfalls were very low, it only rained 48,2 mm which is about 13,8 mm less than the long-term average for the months of January to March.

In April, the rainfalls and temperatures had normal values in comparison with 30-years average.

 

2. Spring works and vegetation stage

 

Favourable weather conditions allowed realized of all spring work in April. Wiring and cutting hops went smoothly and efficiently.

The training of the hops varieties Sladek and Premiant began at end of April. We expect the training of the main variety Saaz around the 5th-10th May.

 

3. Overview of acreage in the Czech Republic by 30.04.2015 (source ÚKZÚZ Saaz)

 

Variety Saaz (ha) planting out of that Auscha (ha) planting out of that Trschitz (ha) planting out of that CZ  (ha) planting out of that
                 
Saaz 3 183 284 433 57 416 25 4 032 366
Agnus  35 1 3 0 0 0

38

1
Bohemie 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Bor 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Cascade 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Perle 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Hallertau Traditon 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Harmonie 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Kazbek 13 1 2 0 5 0 20 1
Premiant 100 3 36 0 43 0 179 3
Rubin 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Saaz Late 32 20 0 0 2 0 34 20
Saaz Special 20 9 0 0 0 0 20 9
Sladek 163 10 22 6 84 4 269 20
Vital 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
Others 11 1 0 0 0 0 11 1

Total

3 570
331 496 63 551 29 4 617

423

 



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