Crop progress report 09/19: Cooler Temperatures With Rainfall Reported Throughout Washington 


There were 6.1 days suitable for field work, down from 6.7 the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week were above normal.

In San Juan County, topsoil moisture increased. Fruit crops were harvested. Livestock was on stock-piled feed, and CSA farms continued to harvest annual crops. In Jefferson County, grain harvest was nearly complete, and corn harvest began.

In Yakima County, there was much needed rainfall throughout the area. Apple harvest continued along with hop harvest. Precipitation throughout the area slowed the spread of the Schneider Springs wildfire. In Adams County, alfalfa farmers were nearly complete with fourth cutting. In Walla Walla County, dry conditions pushed seeding back.

Washington crop progress:

Winter wheat planted:
58% this week
53% last week
48% last year
47% 5-year average

Winter wheat emerged:
16% this week
NA last week
14% last year
14% 5-year average

Dry edible peas harvested:
91% this week
89% last week
90% last year
94% 5-year average

Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting:
90% this week
86% last week
90% last year
95% 5-year average

Alfalfa hay 4th cutting:
35% this week
30% last week
40% last year
58% 5-year average