For crops, future rains can be both beneficial and detrimental. Ripe blueberries are no longer swollen by the rain, but for lingonberries the timing of the rain is favorable.
Long After a prolonged period of drought, the weather will change from a natural point of view: in the next few days, the rainfall will spread throughout Finland.
Many have noticed this summer brown-yellow glowing lawns. For lawns, a specialist researcher at the Natural Resources Center (Luke) Marja Jallilla there is good news: lawns can still start to turn green if the rain comes appropriately.
“The lawns are tough, so they will start to grow again according to age and condition,” says Jalli.
According to Jalli, the grasslands have strong and vibrant roots, and the grass crop is still in the growth phase, so the grasslands are still able to utilize the moisture from the rain at this stage.
However, it would be good for the rain to come in moderation and not as heavy deafness so that the rain can be absorbed into the ground.
“If you sprinkled water comfortably for a week, that would be the most ideal situation.”
Others for crops, future rains can be both beneficial and detrimental. According to Jalli, the crops are quite different, but most of the summer crops will soon be harvested.
They no longer just benefit from rain, on the contrary, rain may delay harvest for a long time. In the case of rye, the quality may suffer if the crops are struck by the force of rain.
Instead, it is good, especially for new autumn cereals and oilseeds to be sown. In some places, the soil has been so dry that sowing preparation and tillage have become more difficult.
Already in July It was anticipated that this summer the blueberry harvest is very variable, and the berries in places small and withered.
I read a specialist researcher Rainer Peltolan According to the Commission, blueberries that have already ripened and can be picked are no longer swollen by the rains, but especially in northern Finland and in some other parts of the country, rains are still helpful.
“But even small deaf rains don’t help.”
The lingonberry is more resistant to drought than blueberries, but Peltola says that he has also received pictures of crumpled lingonberries in southern Finland.
“There are plenty of raw lingonberries, so the rains come at a good time for the lingonberry harvest.”
According to Peltola, a single hot summer does not completely destroy blueberries, as most of the blueberries are underground. If there are many consecutive dry summers, the situation may be different.