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Washington Grain Crop Progress & Condition For The Week Ending Nov. 16, 2014

Apple harvest finishing up in Washington

Days suitable for fieldwork were 4.4. Pasture and range conditions were reported to be 13% very poor, 17% poor, 43% fair, 23% good and 4% excellent. In Western Washington, fields were frozen but some producers got one last cutting of green chop off. Subfreezing temperatures slowed fall re-growth of pastures. In Eastern Washington, almost all crop harvest was completed. CRP grass seeding was being completed. Growers were winterizing irrigation, tractor and vehicles. No crop losses due to weather conditions were reported. Corn for grain was being harvested. Dry land winter wheat seeding continued but also slowed with the cold onset. Apple harvest was finishing up at the beginning of the week and ended shortly after the cold snap hit, some apple fields not having been picked. Home gardeners harvested the last of the herbs, peppers, and tomatoes that remained in the garden. Cattle were grazing on the crop aftermath and winter pasture. There was not much supplemental feeding yet. 

Crop Progress

Crop Activity

Percent Completed

This Week

Last Week

2013

5 Yr. Avg.

Winter wheat planted - - - -
Winter wheat emerged 94 89 82 82

 

Crop Condition

Crop

% Acreage

VP

P

F

G

EX

Winter Wheat  3 10 59 27 1
Spring Wheat - - - - -
Barley - - - - -
VP=Very Poor  P=Poor  F=Fair  G=Good  EX=Excellent
*Crop conditions are a measurement of the growing conditions 
and are not indicative of the quality of the crop produced.

 

Soil Moisture

Item

Very Short (%)

Short (%)

Adequate (%)

Surplus (%)

Topsoil moisture 10 31 55 4
Subsoil moisture 16 44 38 2

 

 

Information Courtesy of AWIS. Report released Nov. 17, 2014

Washington State University USDA USDA/NASS- Washington Field Office
Cooperative Extension Service Farm Service Agency Christopher Mertz
Richard Koenig Judith Olson NW Regional Director
Dean/Director, WSU Extension State Executive Director