Crop progress report 06/06: Above Average Temperatures Throughout Washington 


There were 7 days suitable for field work, unchanged from the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending June 6 were above normal.

In San Juan County, there were higher than average temperatures for the month. Livestock was on pasture, while some pastures showed signs of water stress. CSA farms planted warm weather crops. A few late plantings of barley were reported. Berries bloomed. Apples, pears, quince and plum crops continued to size up. Irrigation water was applied on farms that had the ability.

In Yakima County, daytime temperatures gradually increased throughout the week with highs in the 90s but dropped to the lower 70s over the weekend. There was no precipitation during the first week of June. Asparagus harvest abruptly stopped with the high temperatures. Cherries colored up nicely, but needed more time to size up. Early apricot varieties showed an orange coloration. June drop started for apples.

Spokane and Lincoln counties were dry and windy. In Whitman County, there were three days of temperatures over 90 degrees F. There was also a small amount of precipitation on Saturday.

Washington crop condition

Winter wheat:
8% very poor
26% poor
41% fair
25% good
0% excellent

Spring wheat:
21% very poor
35% poor
27% fair
17% good
0% excellent

20% very poor
21% poor
41% fair
18% good
0% excellent

3% very poor
3% poor
2% fair
92% good
0% excellent

Dry edible peas:
12% very poor
18% poor
38% fair
32% good
0% excellent

Washington crop progress:

Spring wheat emerged:
99% this week
93% last week
94% last year
93% 5-year average

Spring wheat headed:
0% this week
NA last week
8% last year
14% 5-year average

Winter wheat headed:
69% this week
51% last week
70% last year
71% 5-year average

Barley emerged:
97% this week
91% last week
91% last year
86% 5-year average

Barley headed:
0% this week
NA last week
11% last year
9% 5-year average

Oats emerged:
78% this week
55% last week
68% last year
65% 5-year average

Oats headed:
0% this week
NA last week
11% last year
NA 5-year average

Dry edible peas planted:
100% this week
94% last week
NA last year
NA 5-year average

Dry edible peas emerged:
81% this week
77% last week
NA last year
NA 5-year average

Alfalfa hay 1st cutting:
72% this week
43% last week
70% last year
72% 5-year average