last release: September 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.
Crop conditions at a glance
- Wheat: In the northern hemisphere, overall wheat prospects remain good. The winter wheat season is drawing to a close and spring wheat harvest is ongoing under good conditions. In the southern hemisphere, conditions are favourable.
- Maize: In the northern hemisphere, overall conditions and prospects remain good. With the exception of China and Canada, an average to above-average crop is expected in the main producing countries. In the southern hemisphere, the season is drawing to a close. In Brazil, overall conditions and production prospects are significantly reduced due to dry conditions and high temperatures. In Argentina, prospects remain favorable.
- Rice: Overall rice conditions have improved in Southeast Asia owing to good rainfall. However, concern remains over the wet season rice in Thailand, and southern Viet Nam. In China, conditions are below average due to high temperatures in Lower Yangtze, and heavy rainfall in the south.
- Soybeans: In the northern hemisphere, conditions remain generally favourable with a good crop expected in the US despite recent flooding in some regions. In the southern hemisphere, the season has completed in Argentina with near record production.