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Washington Grain Crop Progress & Condition For The Week Ending Nov. 23, 2014

Winter preparation continued in Washington

Days suitable for fieldwork were 3.4. Pasture and range conditions were reported to be 11% very poor, 20% poor, 45% fair, and 24% good. In Western Washington, recent frost killed off any remaining crops, and farmers chopped up remaining crops left out in fields. Christmas tree farms began to open for business and customers began to take advantage. In Eastern Washington, average temperatures continued to be cooler than normal with no crop losses reported because of weather conditions. Some apple producers were forced to leave fruit on the trees due to the lateness in maturity and labor issues. Livestock producers were getting ready to bring animals home for the winter. In Whitman County, cold weather continued freezing the ground. Holiday preparation continued for local granges and farmers’ markets.  

Crop Progress

Crop Activity

Percent Completed

This Week

Last Week

2013

5 Yr. Avg.

Winter wheat planted - - - -
Winter wheat emerged 98 94 95 96

 

Crop Condition

Crop

% Acreage

VP

P

F

G

EX

Winter Wheat  3 10 64 22 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 27 59 4
Subsoil moisture 16 43 39 2

 

 

Information Courtesy of AWIS. Report released Nov. 24, 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