In the second decade of March in the south and south-east of the republic in the areas of cultivation of winter crops, the temperature background was higher than normal by 2...5C, in the west by 7 ... 8C, precipitation fell everywhere and exceeded the decadal norm.
In the observed sites in the Turkestan region, the condition of winter wheat crops is good. The phase of development of the "3rd leaf" is "tillering".
In the Almaty region, in the observed areas in the vicinity of the Kyrgyzsay stations, the resumption of winter wheat vegetation is noted, the condition of the plants is excellent. Phase of development "3rd sheet".
In Zhambyl region, the resumption of winter wheat vegetation is also noted, the phase of development "shoots" – "3rd leaf". The condition of the plants is good.
In the Zhetysu region, the condition of winter wheat is good, the development phase is "shoots".
In the West Kazakhstan region, meteorological conditions were favorable for the completion of overwintering of winter grain crops.
In the observed areas in the Turkestan region, after pre-sowing tillage (plowing), sowing of spring barley continues. In early crops, the phase of "germination of grain" - "shoots" is noted, the condition of the plants is good.
In the southern regions of the republic, the resumption of vegetation is everywhere observed on the crops of perennial grasses alfalfa and clover. The condition of the herbs is mostly good, in Almaty and Zhetysu regions satisfactory.
Cattle grazing on pastures was carried out everywhere. The animals remain in stable keeping in the Aitekebi district of the Aktobe region, in the Shetsky district of the Karaganda region. Feeding of livestock continues in the Mangistau district of the Mangistau region. A breeding company has started in Zhambyl, Balkhash districts of Almaty region and Beineu district of Mangystau region.
Pastures were poorly and moderately grazed. The condition of the sod is damp, frozen and dry in places.