Crop development is generally favourable. Following abundant rains in late July and early August which caused localized flooding in Dakar, Louga and Saint Louis areas, rains decreased significantly during the second dekad of August but resumed in late August, except in the north. Soil water reserves were generally sufficient to cover crop needs and crop development is reported to be normal in all the agro-ecological zones. However, reduced rains in the north in late August/early September and in the south-east in early September may cause water stress.
Pastures have regenerated satisfactorily following strong rains in late July/early August. Grasshopper attacks have been reported in Bambey, Gossas, MBour, Tivaouane and Thiès departments. Insect and rodent infestations are also reported. As of 29 August, 41 500 hectares have been treated of which 17 000 hectares against grasshoppers.
Page with graphics of the evolution of Cold Cloud Duration average values over various zones of the country and compared to 1989-1995 average values.