Good growing conditions prevail allowing satisfactory crop development. After limited rains in mid-June, precipitation improved in late June and early July. Rains decreased significantly in mid July but picked up gradually and became abundant and widespread across the country during the last dekad. Millet and sorghum are in the emerging and tillering stages. Transplanting of swamp rice from seedbeds is underway after desalinisation of swamp rice fields.
Insect infestations are reported in several zones in Gafata and Gabu regions
but there is no significant damage to crops.
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.