In the period from April 15 to May 12, specialists conducted a spring route survey of the main grain-growing areas.
In the meter layer of the soil, mainly insufficient conditions of moisture accumulation were formed in the West Kazakhstan region, insufficient humidification conditions were also noted in some areas of Kostanay, North Kazakhstan, Akmola, Pavlodar, Karaganda and East Kazakhstan regions. In other areas, the meter layer mainly had satisfactory and optimal moisture reserves.
In the arable soil layer (0-20 cm), where the root system is currently developing, mainly insufficient moisture reserves (below 50% of the lowest field moisture capacity) were formed in the Karaganda region, in the north and north-east of the West Kazakhstan region, in the Kostanay region in Denisovsky, Karasu, in some fields of Fedorovsky and Karabalyk districts, in the North Kazakhstan region in Akzhar, Kyzylzhar, Yesilsky, in separate fields of Ayyrtau, Musrepovsky and Akkinsky districts.
At the same time, according to forecasters, effective precipitation is still expected in the west and north of Kazakhstan in the third decade of May.
June in the western half of the country is forecast to be mostly hot with precipitation below long-term norms. Precipitation is expected to be about normal in June in North Kazakhstan, Akmola, Pavlodar, East Kazakhstan, in the north-eastern part of Kostanay, Karaganda, Almaty regions, in mountainous and foothill areas of the south and south-east of the country.