last release: March 2017
The crop condition map, kindly provided by the GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring initiative (GEOGLAM), synthesizes information for all four AMIS crops in major growing areas. Assessments are based on a combination of national and regional crop analyst inputs along with earth observation data. Crops that are in other than favourable conditions are displayed on the map with their crop symbol.
Crop conditions at a glance
- Wheat: The season is complete in the southern hemisphere. In the northern hemisphere, winter wheat is still in dormancy in most AMIS countries (with a notable exception of India) and conditions are generally favourable at this early stage of the season. Spring weather conditions will largely determine production prospects. In the US, planted area is significantly down.
- Maize: Overall conditions in the southern hemisphere are good. In Brazil, production prospects has improved for both the spring and summer crops. Conditions in Argentina have improved and in South Africa conditions remain favourable despite some concerns over armyworms in the north of the country. In the northern hemisphere, maize is mostly out of season.
- Rice: The dry season rice is currently ongoing in the majority of AMIS countries in Asia, with the exception of Indonesia where the wet season crop is in progress. Crop conditions in this region have generally improved relative to last month and are favourable across the region, with the exception of south Viet Nam and southern Philippines where heavy rainfall is causing some concerns.
- Soybeans: In the southern hemisphere, conditions in Brazil are favourable and production prospects are up relative to last year. In Argentina, conditions have markedly improved relative to last month to mostly favourable across the country. In the northern hemisphere, the crop is out of season.