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

last release: April 2018

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.

  • In Brazil, conditions for the spring-planted crop are favourable as harvest begins, with yield estimates in line with the five year average but total sown area down from last year. The summer-planted crop (larger) is in the vegetative stage under favourable conditions.
  • In Argentina, conditions have deteriorated to poor for both the early and late planted crops. Earlier sown plots show slightly better performance as harvest begins, however yields are variable in Buenos Aires.
  • In South Africa, conditions remain mixed due to hot and dry weather in the western growing regions at the start of the season. Above-average rainfall improved conditions in the east, however concern still remains in the western growing regions.
  • In the US, sowing has begun in the south under favourable conditions.
  • In China, spring maize sowing has begun in the southwest under favourable conditions.
  • In Mexico, sowing of the autumn-planted crop is almost complete under favourable conditions.