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Washington Grain Crop Progress & Condition For The Week Ending April 6, 2014

Field Crops

Days suitable for fieldwork were 5. The first week of April in Whitman County was fairly mild, with average temperatures and about 0.25 inch of precipitation. Winter wheat conditions were fairly good with some possible frost damage near the west end of the county. Spring seeding was well underway in parts of the county with a warm forecast for the next week. In the Yakima Valley, bee hives were distributed into tree fruit orchards. Peaches and nectarines were beginning to display pink flower blooms while cherries began to show white in the warmer areas. Field crews were busy in peach and nectarine orchards blossom thinning the trees. Pears are at popcorn bud stage while apples were showing pink bud stage.

Crop Progress

Crop Activity

Percent Completed

This Week

Last Week

2012

5 Yr. Avg.

Spring wheat planted 20 NA 34 30
Spring wheat emerged 5 NA 5 10
Barley planted 10 NA 19 16

 

Crop Condition

Crop

% Acreage

VP

P

F

G

EX

Winter Wheat  3 13 45 36 3
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.

 

COUNTY REPORTS

No county reports this week.

 

Information Courtesy of AWIS. Report released April 8, 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