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last release: April 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.

Crop conditions at a glance

  • Wheat - In the northern hemisphere, conditions are generally favourable as winter wheat continues to emerge from dormancy. Wheat in the EU escaped the recent cold spell without major damage. While low temperatures are affecting winter wheat in China, prolonged drought continues to affect the southern plains in the US.
  • Maize - In the southern hemisphere, crop conditions are mixed, with the situation deteriorating in Argentina due to poor soil moisture, but good conditions in Brazil. In the northern hemisphere, sowing has begun in the US and China.
  • Rice – In India, the Rabi crop is favourable. Also, in China, early-rice sowing is under favourable conditions. In Southeast Asia, crop conditions remain favourable as dry-season rice advances in the northern countries. Wet-season rice is well underway in Indonesia.
  • Soybean - In the southern hemisphere, crop conditions are favourable in Brazil while conditions continue to deteriorate in Argentina due to dry weather.