last release: October 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, overall wheat prospects remain good for the spring wheat season that is drawing to a close, with near-record yields reported in Kazakhstan. Winter wheat planting began under favourable conditions. In the southern hemisphere, conditions are generally favourable, with the exception of Western Australia, which experienced frost events that will likely constrain yields.
- Maize: In the northern hemisphere, conditions are mixed. In the US, an above-average crop is expected; however, significant growing areas in the EU and Canada experienced adverse conditions reducing yield expectations. In the southern hemisphere, planting is underway under generally favourable conditions in Brazil and Argentina.
- Rice: Rice conditions for Southeast Asia have generally improved and are favourable, most notably in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines. However, there is some concern over heavy rainfall in northern Viet Nam and over flash flooding and delayed start of the season in Thailand. Conditions remain mixed for China.
- Soybeans: In the northern hemisphere, conditions remain generally favourable, with a very good crop expected in the US. However, in Canada, dry conditions in Ontario have lowered expected yields. In the southern hemisphere, planting began in Brazil.