last release: Nov 2014
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 less than favourable conditions are displayed on the map with their crop symbol.
- Wheat: Conditions in the northern hemisphere remain favourable. In US, India, China and EU, planting has begun and conditions are generally favourable. In Canada, planting has begun and conditions are mixed due to excess moisture. In Kazakhstan, spring wheat harvest is still underway but is hampered by snow. In Russia and Ukraine, planting is complete and unusually cold weather in some regions has caused the crop to go into dormancy earlier than usual. In the southern hemisphere, conditions remain generally favourable. In Argentina, conditions are favourable. In Brazil, conditions are mixed. In Australia, conditions remain mixed and yields are expected to be reduced. In South Africa, harvest has begun and conditions remain mostly favourable in the winter rainfall region. In the summer rainfall region, below normal rainfall has resulted in reduced planted area and reduced dryland yields.
- Maize: Conditions in the northern hemisphere remain overall favourable. In the US and EU, harvest has begun and conditions are very good in the US and good in the EU. In Russia and Ukraine, harvest has begun. In Mexico, India, and Nigeria, conditions remain favourable. In China, harvest is mostly complete except in the central region and conditions remain mixed due to earlier dry conditions. In Canada, conditions remain mixed and harvest is slightly delayed. In the southern hemisphere, conditions are generally favourable. In Argentina, planting has begun. In Brazil, planting has begun but is delayed slightly due to below average rainfall.
- Rice: Overall conditions are generally favourable. In the US, Nigeria and India, conditions are good and harvest is progressing. In Indonesia, Japan, China, and Viet Nam, conditions are favourable. In Thailand, harvest has begun in the north and central regions and conditions are generally favourable. There are some concerns over dryness in the south. In the EU, rice is progressing as normal except for Italy, where the crop suffered due to a wetter and colder than usual summer. In Brazil, planting has been delayed due to excess rainfall in parts of the southern regions.
- Soybeans: Overall conditions in the northern hemisphere are good due to a very good US crop. The soybean harvest is well underway in the US. Conditions are exceptional and a record yield is expected due to favourable weather over the growing season. In Canada, conditions are mixed due to excess moisture. In India and Nigeria, conditions are favourable. In the southern hemisphere, conditions are mixed. In Brazil, planting has begun but is delayed due to below average rainfall. In Argentina, fields are being prepared for planting.