Crop progress report 0922: Heavy rains delayed harvest in Washington


There were 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 5.0 days suitable the previous week. There were seasonal storms in western Washington. Cover crops were planted with good ground moisture. Tree fruit was harvested. In Okanogan and Ferry counties, the abundance of moisture caused damage to fall-seeded crops. In Yakima County, there were no concerns with possible crop damage or cattle losses due to weather conditions. Hop harvest continued.

In Douglas County, wet conditions slowed the harvest of wheat, barley and oats. Apple harvest was in full swing. Pear harvest continued. Fall pasture conditions were good due to the recent moisture. In Lincoln County, there was reseeding in many areas due to rain and hail. In Adams County, dry bean progressed but was still behind previous years. In Asotin and Garfield counties, producers started to seed winter wheat. 

Washington crop progress:

Spring wheat harvested:
91% this week
87% last week
99% last year
100% 5-year average

Winter wheat planted:
47% this week
30% last week
62% last year
56% 5-year average

Winter wheat emerged:
5% this week
0% last week
25% last year
25% 5-year average

Barley harvested:
84% this week
70% last week
97% last year
99% 5-year average

Oats harvested:
92% this week
80% last week
96% last year
NA 5-year average

Dry peas harvested:
86% this week
84% last week
97% last year
99% 5-year average

Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting:
94% this week
90% last week
96% last year
97% 5-year average

Alfalfa hay 4th cutting:
54% this week
41% last week
56% last year
62% 5-year average