last release: Dec 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 are mixed at this early stage of the season. In the EU, US, China and India, planting progresses and conditions are generally favourable. In Russia, Ukraine and Canada conditions are mixed for the autumn planted crop. In the southern hemisphere conditions are mixed. In Australia, winter wheat prospects have deteriorated following very warm and dry spring conditions in eastern States. However, recent shower and storm activity across much of the southern grain belt have slowed harvest activities. In Argentina and Brazil, conditions are mixed. In South Africa conditions remain favourable over the winter rainfall region (main area) but mixed over the summer rainfall region.
- Maize conditions in the northern hemisphere remain overall favourable. In the US and the EU, harvest is coming to a close and conditions are very good. In Ukraine, India, Nigeria and Mexico, conditions are favourable. In Canada, conditions remain mixed. Harvest is complete in western Canada but is delayed up to several weeks in central Canada. In the southern hemisphere conditions are generally favourable. In Brazil, Argentina, and South Africa conditions are favourable for the newly planted crop.
- Rice conditions are generally favourable. In India, conditions are good for both the kharif and rabi crops. In Indonesia, Viet Nam, China and Thailand conditions are favourable. In Nigeria, harvest is almost complete and the crop is in good condition. In Brazil, conditions are generally favourable. Planting is slightly delayed in the southern region due to excessive rain.
- Soybeans prospects in the northern hemisphere remain overall very good. In the US harvest is almost complete and conditions are very good. In Canada, conditions remained mixed due to excess moisture in eastern Canada, which turned to early snow and delayed harvest. In India, conditions are favourable. In Nigeria, harvest has begun and conditions are favourable. In the southern hemisphere conditions are favourable for both Brazil and Argentina.