Crop progress report 06/05: Cool, wet conditions remained throughout Washington


There were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, unchanged from the previous week. Statewide temperatures were below normal.

In Clark County, producers were cutting hay. Pasture and wheat conditions looked good. In Snohomish County, conditions remained wet and cool with little fieldwork. Many fields had not tilled yet, and standing water was still present. Corn was planted in less-than-ideal conditions. Some fields needed grass cutting, but conditions were too wet. Some farmers tried to plant alternative crops with shorter growing periods due to the delays in planting. Feed was in short supply, and dairymen tried to get something planted regardless of maturity at harvest.

In Yakima County, orchard fruit set was highly variable throughout the area. Some apple orchards received a low set, while some orchards showed a robust set. Poorly pollinated fruit continued to fall during June drop in orchards with light fruit set. Apricot crops were starting to color up nicely with half-dollar sized fruit. Early cherry varieties were showing straw color. Grape canopies were filling in with some grape clusters starting to form. Asparagus harvest continued with some fields being completed.

In Adams County, spring wheat and barley were in good condition. A large majority of winter wheat was heading throughout the area.

Washington crop condition

Winter wheat:
1% very poor
2% poor
26% fair
61% good
10% excellent

Spring wheat:
0% very poor
2% poor
10% fair
80% good
8% excellent

0% very poor
1% poor
14% fair
77% good
8% excellent

Dry edible peas:
0% very poor
0-% poor
22% fair
73% good
5% excellent

Washington crop progress:

Spring wheat emerged:
89% this week
79% last week
97% last year
92% 5-year average

Spring wheat headed:
NA this week
NA last week
NA last year
5% 5-year average

Winter wheat headed:
16% this week
11% last week
66% last year
65% 5-year average

Barley emerged:
90% this week
79% last week
96% last year
86% 5-year average

Barley headed:
NA this week
NA last week
NA last year
4% 5-year average

Dry edible peas planted:
97% this week
94% last week
99% last year
NA 5-year average

Dry edible peas emerged:
85% this week
79% last week
80% last year
NA 5-year average

Alfalfa hay 1st cutting:
30% this week
20% last week
68% last year
67% 5-year average

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