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For more information on the AMIS Crop Monitor, please visit the website of GEOGLAM.

last release: May 2017

Crop Monitor

Pie chart description

Pie chart description

Each slice represents a country's share of total AMIS production (5-year average). Main producing countries (representing 90 percent of production) are shown individually, with the remaining 10 percent grouped into the “Other AMIS Countries” category. The proportion within each national slice is colored according to the crop conditions within a specific growing area; grey indicates that the respective area is out of season. Sections within each slide are weighted by the sub-national production statistics (5-year average) of the respective country. The section within each national slice also accounts for multiple cropping seasons (i.e. spring and winter wheat). When conditions are other than "favorable", icons are added that provide information on the key climatic drivers affecting conditions. For more information, please visit GEOGLAM.

Overall conditions in the southern hemisphere are favourable with very good production prospects while sowing begins in the northern hemisphere. 

  • In Brazil, the spring-planted crop harvest is coming to a close under exceptional conditions with increased production prospects. The summer-planted (larger) crop is under favourable conditions.
  • In Argentina, harvesting of the early-planted crop has been delayed due to the beginning of the soybean harvest. Crop conditions remain favourable with no major losses expected from the recent flooding.
  • In South Africa, conditions are exceptional as wet conditions during most of the summer season have boosted production prospects for this year.
  • In Mexico, autumn-winter maize has entered the vegetative stage under favourable conditions and the sowing of spring-summer maize has begun.
  • In the US, sowing is now progressing throughout the country under favourable conditions.
  • In China, sowing of the spring-planted crop has begun under favourable conditions.
  • In the EU, conditions are generally favourable with the exception of dry weather delaying sowing in northern Italy.