last release: May 2016
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, conditions for winter wheat continue to be largely favourable with improved prospects in the Russian Federation and Ukraine. Spring wheat planting has begun in the Russian Federation and China. The southern hemisphere is currently out of season.
- Maize: In the southern hemisphere conditions are mixed. In Brazil conditions deteriorated due to dryness affecting the summer planted crop and conditions remain poor in South Africa as the season draws to a close. In the northern hemisphere planting has begun under generally favourable conditions.
- Rice: El Niño continues to impact the rice crop in parts of Southeast Asia, most notably in Thailand where conditions remain poor as harvest progresses. Production is also expected to decrease in southern Viet Nam and the Philippines. Crop conditions have improved in Indonesia.
- Soybeans: In the southern hemisphere, crop conditions are mixed as harvest progresses. In Argentina crop conditions deteriorated due to heavy rainfall, which caused lower yields, reduced grain quality and area loss. In Brazil crop conditions are favourable over the main producing regions but mixed in the northern areas due to drought. The northern hemisphere is currently out of season.