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last release: December 2016

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 planting is complete and is under generally favourable conditions at this early stage in the season as it enters dormancy in most countries. In the southern hemisphere, harvest has begun with conditions mostly favourable, for South Africa, and most of Argentina. Australia is experiencing exceptional conditions over large production areas, owing to earlier beneficial rainfall.
  • Maize: In the northern hemisphere, harvest is ongoing in India under generally favourable conditions, with the exception of the south, due to rainfall deficits. Conditions are favourable in Canada and Mexico. In the southern hemisphere, conditions for planting are generally favorable for Argentina, Brazil, and South Africa.
  • Rice: Rice conditions for Southeast Asia are mixed. In southern India, where the Kharif crop harvest is ongoing, there is concern due to rainfall deficits. Conditions are favourable in Indonesia, Thailand, and most of the Philippines. By contrast, conditions are poor in Viet Nam due to a mix of adverse weather conditions during the growing season.  
  • Soybeans: In the northern hemisphere, the season is largely complete. In the southern hemisphere, conditions in Brazil are favourable and planting is underway in Argentina under favourable condition in the central agricultural region. However, dry soil moisture conditions in the northern and southern areas has slowed planting.