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last release: April 2017

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, winter wheat is emerging from dormancy in the main production areas and conditions are generally favourable at this early stage of the season. In the US, conditions are mixed as dryness has developed in the primary growing area of the southern Great Plains. Planted area is down in the US and Canada for winter wheat.
  • Maize - Overall conditions in the southern hemisphere are favourable with very good production prospects. In Brazil, spring planted crops are being harvested under exceptional conditions with increased production prospects. The summer (larger) planted crop is under favourable conditions. In Argentina, harvesting has begun under favourable conditions. In South Africa, conditions are very good and production is expected to be above-average. In the northern hemisphere, maize is mostly out of season.  
  • Rice – The secondary rice season is currently ongoing in the majority of AMIS countries in Asia with the exception of Indonesia, where the wet season crop is being harvested. Crop conditions in Asia are generally favourable across the region, and planted area is up for dry season crops across the region due to sufficient rainfall and irrigation water early in the season.
  • Soybeans - In the southern hemisphere, harvesting has begun and conditions in Brazil have been upgraded to exceptional with increased production prospects. In Argentina, conditions continue to be favourable heading into harvesting.