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Washington Grain Crop Progress & Condition For The Week Ending Sept. 14, 2014

Ideal weather conditions for harvest in Washington

 

Days suitable for fieldwork were 6.9. Pasture and range conditions were reported to be 12% very poor, 17% poor, 42% fair, 24% good and 5% excellent. Western Washington reports weather conditions were ideal for harvesting. Fall and winter vegetables and fruit continue to be harvested; tomatoes and peppers were still producing despite cool nights. Throughout western Washington hay, silage and green chop continued to be harvested. In eastern Washington hop and onion harvest continued, and crops continued to be in good condition. There were reports of high wind gusts in Kittitas County but no crop losses were reported. Some livestock have been placed on supplemental feed because of limited pasture. Pear, peach and nectarine harvest also continued with good crop quality being reported. Cucumbers, tomatoes, hot peppers, squash and acorn were harvested. Farmers' markets had a plentiful selection of fruits and vegetables. The harvest of wine grapes was well underway throughout the week. Winter wheat seeding is well underway with planting nearing completion for dryland producers.

Crop Progress

Crop Activity

Percent Completed

This Week

Last Week

2013

5 Yr. Avg.

Winter wheat planted 43 19 40 42

 

Crop Condition

Crop

% Acreage

VP

P

F

G

EX

Winter Wheat  - - - - -
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 19 36 44 1
Subsoil moisture 19 42 38 1

 

 

Information Courtesy of AWIS. Report released Sept. 15, 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