Crop progress report 08/27: Still hot, dry in Washington

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service

There were 6.9 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, up from 6.4 days reported the previous week.

Western Washington continued to see dry conditions. Grains were almost ready for harvest in San Juan County.

Central Washington remained dry but saw temperatures drop. In Klickitat County, spring wheat harvest was almost halfway complete, and fall calving had started. Pasture was very weak. In Yakima County, there were scattered showers on Friday. Tree fruit harvest was picking up with peaches, plums, early maturing apples, and Bartlett pears. Vegetable harvest was picking up with sweet corn, squashes, melons, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and cucumbers. A few isolated hopyards had been harvested.

Northeast Washington continued to see dry conditions.

In east central Washington, winter wheat seeding was in full swing.

Southeast Washington saw more dry weather.

Washington crop progress:

Winter wheat harvested:
94% this week
87% last week
83% last year
89% 5-year average

Winter wheat planted:
7% this week
2% last week
7% last year
9% 5-year average

Spring wheat harvested:
78% this week
53% last week
58% last year
66% 5-year average

Barley harvested:
79% this week
56% last week
57% last year
68% 5-year average

Dry edible peas harvested:
60% this week
51% last week
60% last year
71% 5-year average

Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting:
78% this week
55%NA last week
36% last year
67% 5-year average

Alfalfa hay 4th cutting:
25% this week
16% last week
NA last year
NA 5-year average