Crop progress 06/19: Continued Cool Weather Throughout Washington 

From NASS

There were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, up from 4.3 days the previous week. Statewide temperatures were below normal.

In Clark County, the rain kept producers out of the field most of the week. No progress was made on putting up hay. In Whatcom County, conditions remained the same, which slowed fieldwork. Heavier soils were still too saturated for tractor access. Raspberries showed good growth with a nice fruit set. In Snohomish County, conditions were too wet to do much fieldwork. Cool season vegetable crops were in good shape, and warm season crops progressed slowly.

In Yakima County, the sweet cherry crop colored up, and some orchardists distributed harvest bins in the orchard. Bird exclusions tactics were deployed, including bird netting. Field crews thinned fruit in apple orchards. Asparagus harvest continued, and flowers appeared on summer squashes. Corn was knee deep in some fields, and bines in most hop fields were between six to 15 feet long.

In Franklin County, cherry harvest was in full swing, with no reports of rain damage. Wheat looked good in both the dry and irrigated areas.

Washington crop condition

Winter wheat:
1% very poor
4% poor
24% fair
58% good
13% excellent

Spring wheat:
0% very poor
3% poor
8% fair
81% good
8% excellent

Barley:
0% very poor
1% poor
13% fair
77% good
9% excellent

Dry edible peas:
0% very poor
1% poor
11% fair
85% good
3% excellent

Washington crop progress:

Spring wheat emerged:
99% this week
94% last week
100% last year
99% 5-year average

Spring wheat headed:
15% this week
2% last week
50% last year
45% 5-year average

Winter wheat headed:
67% this week
50% last week
97% last year
93% 5-year average

Barley emerged:
96% this week
90% last week
99% last year
91% 5-year average

Barley headed:
21% this week
5% last week
61% last year
43% 5-year average

Alfalfa hay 1st cutting:
59% this week
50% last week
93% last year
NA 5-year average

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