Crop progress report 06/13: Scattered Rain Showers Throughout Washington


There were 7 days suitable for field work, unchanged from the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending June 13 were below normal.

In San Juan County, there was much needed rain, but fields looked good. Livestock was on pasture, while some pastures showed signs of water stress. Early haylage harvest was done. In Snohomish County, rain helped revive pastures and field corn. Blackberries bloomed, blueberries were sizing up, and strawberry picking began.

In Klickitat County, another dry week with cooler temperatures helped conserve moisture. In Yakima County, apricots and cherries were sizing up. Apple fruit thinning activities were noted in high value varieties. In Spokane and Lincoln counties, scattered rain showers and moderate temperatures helped hold crop and pasture conditions steady. The amount of rainfall received was not significant enough to alleviate precipitation deficits.

Washington crop condition

Winter wheat:
7% very poor
27% poor
47% fair
19% good
0% excellent

Spring wheat:
16% very poor
46% poor
26% fair
12% good
0% excellent

9% very poor
41% poor
46% fair
4% good
0% excellent

2% very poor
4% poor
5% fair
89% good
0% excellent

Dry edible peas:
1% very poor
35% poor
27% fair
36% good
1% excellent

Washington crop progress:

Spring wheat headed:
23% this week
NA last week
26% last year
29% 5-year average

Winter wheat headed:
93% this week
69% last week
86% last year
87% 5-year average

Barley headed:
38% this week
NA last week
41% last year
23% 5-year average

Oats emerged:
95% this week
78% last week
79% last year
76% 5-year average

Oats headed:
26% this week
NA last week
26% last year
10% 5-year average

Dry edible peas emerged:
95% this week
81% last week
NA last year
NA 5-year average

Alfalfa hay 1st cutting:
90% this week
72% last week
76% last year
83% 5-year average