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last release: November 2016

Crop Monitor

Map description

Map description

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 planting is almost complete under generally favourable conditions at this early stage of the season. Record yields  are being reported in Kazakhstan for spring wheat. In the southern hemisphere, conditions are generally favourable for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, and South Africa.
  • Maize: In the northern hemisphere, conditions are mostly favourable as the season draws to a close. In the US, record production is expected. However, persistent dry conditions in France marked the end of a difficult season with well below average production. In the southern hemisphere, planting is underway under generally favourable conditions in Argentina, Brazil, and South Africa.
  • Rice: Rice conditions for Southeast Asia are generally favourable, most notably in India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand. However, there is some concern over recent heavy rainfall in northern Viet Nam and variable weather in the south of the country as well as concern for late rice in China due to persistently rainy weather throughout the season.
  • Soybeans: In the northern hemisphere, conditions remain generally favourable, with a record crop expected in the US. However, in Canada, dry conditions in Ontario have lowered yields. In the southern hemisphere, planting is ongoing in Brazil under favourable conditions.