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last release: May 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.

Crop conditions at a glance

  • Wheat: In the northern hemisphere, winter wheat conditions are mixed as dry or cold weather is observed in areas within Europe, Canada, and the Russian Federation. Spring wheat sowing has begun.
  • Maize: Overall conditions in the southern hemisphere are favourable to exceptional with very good production prospects. In Brazil, harvest of the spring-planted crops is wrapping up under exceptional conditions. While in Argentina, harvesting has been delayed. In the northern hemisphere, maize sowing is proceeding under generally favourable conditions.
  • 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, with the exception of China where rainy weather is affecting early rice in the south central regions.
  • Soybeans: In the southern hemisphere, harvesting is proceeding under exceptional conditions in Brazil. In Argentina, harvest conditions continue to be favourable with some minor areas in the south confronting floods. In the northern hemisphere, sowing is beginning with the US expecting planted area to be at a record high.



The impact of the recent snowstorm which hit parts of the US Plains winter wheat belt will be discussed in the June report as the cut-off date for production of this month’s report was 28 April.