last release: Sep 2014
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 less than favourable conditions are displayed on the map with their crop symbol.
- Wheat: Conditions remain mostly favourable. In the northern hemisphere spring wheat is in maturity to harvest stages. In Kazakhstan, Russia, US and China conditions remain generally favourable. In Canada conditions are mixed due to ongoing excess moisture and cool conditions. In the southern hemisphere wheat is mostly in vegetative to reproductive stages. In Australia, conditions have deteriorated in western and southern regions due to rainfall deficiencies during August. Although rain in August stabilized conditions in some north-eastern growing areas, yield prospects were adversely impacted by dry conditions in June and July. In Argentina there is some concern due to excess rainfall and in Brazil, conditions are favourable and planted area is up.
- Maize: Overall conditions are favourable. In the southern hemisphere, the season is complete. In the northern hemisphere conditions are very good in the EU and US owing to favourable weather. In China, Russia, and Ukraine there is some concern due to hot, dry weather.
- Rice: Conditions are generally favourable. In China conditions are favourable and drier weather in southern areas brought relief from excess moisture. In Thailand there is some concern in northeastern growing regions due to heavy rainfall.
- Soybeans: Overall conditions are good. In the southern hemisphere the season is complete. In the northern hemisphere, conditions are exceptional in the US where production is expected to significantly surpass the previous record. In China conditions are generally favourable though there is concern due to dry conditions in parts of the northeastern growing region. In Canada conditions are mixed due to the ongoing cool and wet weather.