Crop progress report 04/05: Wheat looks good but could use rain


There were 7 days suitable for field work in Washington last week. Temperatures throughout Washington were normal to below normal last week.

In San Juan County, cold nights and warmer late afternoons kicked pastures into awakening. Most livestock were still on stored feed. In Snohomish County, hardly any field work happened due to the wet soils. Greenhouses were filling with starts and should be transplanted soon.

Central Washington, specifically Klickitat and Yakima counties, were very dry, and heavy winds removed moisture out of the ground. Crop condition was normal for Douglas County with variable amount of snow mold that was present. In Asotin and Garfield counties, winter wheat looked good but could use some rain. Spring crops started to be seeded.

Washington crop condition

Winter wheat:
1% very poor
7% poor
30% fair
59% good
3% excellent

Washington crop progress:

Spring wheat planted:
14% this week
NA last week
39% last year
19% 5-year average

Barley planted:
10% this week
NA last week
36% last year
14% 5-year average

Oats planted:
2% this week
NA last week
7% last year
4% 5-year average

Dry edible peas planted:
2% this week
NA last week
20% last year
9% 5-year average