last release: July 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, winter wheat harvest has begun and conditions continue to be largely favourable. Spring wheat planting is complete and conditions remain favourable at this early stage of the season. In the southern hemisphere, the winter wheat season began under favourable conditions.
- Maize: In the northern hemisphere, planting is complete and conditions remain favourable. In the southern hemisphere conditions are mixed as the season draws to a close. Conditions continue to be favourable in Argentina, though significant concerns remain in Brazil due to dry and hot weather during the critical stages of the season, and production is expected to be down from the previous year.
- Rice: Conditions for the new season are generally favourable in Southeast Asia with the exception of Thailand, where conditions are mixed due to limited rainfall. End of season conditions for Thailand’s and Viet Nam’s dry season crops were poor due to the impacts of El Niño experienced throughout the season.
- Soybeans: In the northern hemisphere, conditions are favourable at this early stage of the season. In the southern hemisphere, harvest is complete in Brazil and almost complete in Argentina, except in the southern regions where conditions remain favourable.