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last release: October 2018

Crop Monitor

Map description

Map description

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.

Conditions at a glance

Wheat - In the northern hemisphere, spring wheat harvest is ongoing under generally favourable conditions. Yields are around average albeit below last year’s numbers. Sowing of winter wheat has begun in northern regions. In the southern hemisphere, winter wheat conditions are mixed with considerable yield variability in Australia.

Maize - In the northern hemisphere, the US and southern Europe are experiencing exceptional conditions with bumper crops expected. However, dry conditions are impacting yield prospects in northern Europe and the Russian Federation. In the southern hemisphere, harvest of Brazil’s summer-planted crop (larger) has completed under poor conditions and sowing of the spring-planted crop has begun in both Brazil and Argentina.

Rice – In China, conditions are favourable for all three rice seasons. In India, Kharif rice conditions are favourable. In Southeast Asia, the wet-season is ongoing with mixed conditions in the Philippines due to adverse weather, and in parts of northeast Thailand, due to floods. In Indonesia, dry-season rice harvest is ongoing with favourable yields.

Soybeans - In the northern hemisphere, US harvest has begun under exceptional conditions, with record yields forecast. Conditions are favourable across China, India and Ukraine, while prospects have improved for Canada. In the southern hemisphere, sowing has begun in Brazil.