Crop progress report 06/20: Rising temperatures throughout Washington


There were 6.7 days suitable for field work, down from 7 days the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending June 20 were normal to above normal.

In San Juan County, pastures continued to dry, and grasses booted. Berry crops sized up and continued to bloom. In Snohomish County, the ground moisture was low. Poorly drained fields became saturated and caused crop damage. In Chelan County, temperatures were above normal for this time of year. Crops and pastures continued to suffer from the precipitation deficit.

In Yakima County, bins were distributed in early variety cherry orchards. Apricots showed an orange base color and were close to harvest. Yellow and green zucchini squashes were harvested. In Asotin County, a rainstorm with some hail was reported and caused some damage to crops. Whitman County received little rainfall, but the area remained dry overall.

Washington crop condition

Winter wheat:
8% very poor
28% poor
49% fair
14% good
1% excellent

Spring wheat:
23% very poor
43% poor
24% fair
10% good
0% excellent

16% very poor
42% poor
38% fair
3% good
1% excellent

4% very poor
8% poor
10% fair
78% good
0% excellent

Dry edible peas:
3% very poor
42% poor
35% fair
20% good
0% excellent

Washington crop progress:

Spring wheat headed:
54% this week
23% last week
55% last year
53% 5-year average

Winter wheat headed:
98% this week
93% last week
95% last year
95% 5-year average

Barley headed:
65% this week
38% last week
71% last year
48% 5-year average

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

Oats headed:
45% this week
26% last week
41% last year
16% 5-year average

Alfalfa hay 1st cutting:
94% this week
90% last week
86% last year
NA 5-year average

Alfalfa hay 2nd cutting:
3% this week
NA last week
3% last year
19%A 5-year average