Crop progress report 05/05: Cold start to May in Washington

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service

There were 6 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, down from 6.7 days the previous week.

Western Washington received excess moisture over the past week. Central Washington had cool temperatures for this time of the year, which slowed pasture growth. In northeast Washington, mornings of heavy frost and afternoons of showers had slowed spring planting. Pend Oreille and Spokane counties had most of their spring planting finished. Cows and calves were mostly out on pasture. In east central Washington, producers received precipitation that helped improve topsoil moisture conditions and maintained crop quality. Southeast Washington also saw some much-needed rainfall.

Washington crop condition

Winter wheat:
4% very poor
9% poor
36% fair
46% good
5% excellent

Washington crop progress:

Spring wheat planted:
90% this week
76% last week
85% last year
84% 5-year average

Spring wheat emerged:
54% this week
38% last week
48% last year
54% 5-year average

Winter wheat headed:
1% this week
0% last week
1% last year
2% 5-year average

Barley planted:
82% this week
70% last week
70% last year
75% 5-year average

Barley emerged:
48% this week
24% last week
28% last year
40% 5-year average

Dry edible peas planted:
62% this week
42% last week
54% last year
67% 5-year average

Dry edible peas emerged:
18% this week
9% last week
13% last year
NA 5-year average

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