Crop report 2018 May
(Saaz area)

 

1. Basic weather conditions data (values of the weather station Zatec)

 

 
Temperature °C
Month
2018
2017
30-years avarage
May
16,5
14,5
13,4
 
 
Rainfalls mm
Month
2018
2017
30-years avarage
May
60,8
21,0
54,0
 
 
Rainfalls since of begining of the year (mm)
Month
2018
2017
30-years avarage
January - May
150,2
119,8
148,0
 

 

Year 2018 2017
Max. temperature - °C 28,9 (29.05.) 32,3 (29.05.)
Min. temperature - °C 1,6 (06.05.) -2,1 (10.05.)
Max. rainfalls - mm 31,4 (24.05.) 6,4 (03.05.)
Number of dry days 24 23

 

The month of May was in the first half without rainfalls, all the rainfalls occurred in the second half of the month, and were mostly a stormy character. Rained 10 to 20 mm within 1 hour.

In Saaz area storms brought hail. Specifically, hops vegetation was hit in Sedcice, Dobromerice and Vrana. It is damage from 80 to 100% on vegetation  on the total area of about 63 ha.

The rainfalls were not the same in the Saaz region. In some localites reached only the level 40 mm, while in others places were 80-100 mm. The temperature has been above average over the last few years.

The average temperature over the long-term average was higher by 3,1 ° C.

 

 2. Spring works and vegetation stage

Spring work took place on time in most areas. The state of the hops vegetations are very nice and corresponds to the second half of June, which means that it is roughly 14 days in the growth phase beforehand. The height of hops ranges between 3 - 6 m.

Very warm weather also accelerated the occurrence of red spider mite and had to be chemically treated. Also has been carried out protection against fungal diseases.



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