Low crop yields are expected in the Northern Hemisphere

Hydrometeorological Centre of Russia in 2012, predicts a low yield of agricultural crops in the Northern Hemisphere because of the dry summer.

"Harvest crops in the Northern Hemisphere this year will be one of the most minimal for several years", — said the director of the Russian Hydrometeorological Center Roman Vilfand at a press conference in Moscow.

According to him, the summer in Russia as a whole was very warm, a number of months (May, June, July) was extremely warm in June 2012 was the warmest in the country. A similar situation, according Vilfand, there was not only in Russia, but in Western Europe and even in North America.

"The unusual is that very hot weather in the Northern Hemisphere," — said the head meteorologist.

According Vilfand, hot summer has led to a number of negative effects. "Yield, and grains, and other crops in the country in this regard was low, similar to the situation in Western Europe, and about 60% of the territory, where the main crops grown in the United States, corn, too, was subject to drought," — said Vilfand.

According to him, this year's yield of almost all crops will be one of the most minimal for many years.

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