last release: February 2017
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 is in dormancy in most countries under generally favourable conditions. In the southern hemisphere, harvest is almost complete under favourable conditions in South Africa and most of Argentina. Australia experienced exceptionally good weather conditions over large production areas with beneficial rains throughout the season and a bumper crop has been harvested.
- Maize - In the northern hemisphere maize is mostly out of season. In the southern hemisphere, conditions are generally favorable in Brazil, Argentina, and South Africa with only minor areas of dry or wet conditions.
- Rice – The growing season of main crops is mostly over in the marjority of Southeast Asia. The Rabi crop in India, and the dry season crop in Thailand are in favourable conditions. In Indonesia, harvest of the early planted main crops has begun with concerns over final yields due to a lack of sunlight during critical growing stages. Planting of the dry season crop has begun in Viet Nam and the Philippines under mixed conditions.
- Soybeans - In the southern hemisphere, growing conditions in Brazil are favourable and harvesting has already started in some areas. In Argentina, conditions are mixed for both early and late planted crops owing to excessive rainfall in the central regions and dry conditions in the south.