Crop progress report 09/26: Favorable Weather for Farming Throughout Washington 


There were 6.6 days suitable for field work, up from 6.1 the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week were above normal.

In San Juan County, cooler nights were reported with some rainfall throughout the week. Corn and potato harvests were in full swing. Seed crop harvest was near completion. In Jefferson County, many areas received enough rain to help ground moisture for potato harvest. Corn harvest reported good maturity and quality. In Yakima County, there was much needed rainfall throughout the area. Field crews were harvesting summer squash, melons, tomatoes and peppers. Apple harvest continued, and field crews brought in later apple varieties. Hop harvest was nearing completion. In Whitman County, dry conditions remained throughout the area and kept farmers from seeding.

Washington crop progress:

Winter wheat planted:
67% this week
58% last week
58% last year
60% 5-year average

Winter wheat emerged:
26% this week
16% last week
30% last year
26% 5-year average

Dry edible peas harvested:
94% this week
91% last week
94% last year
96% 5-year average

Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting:
95% this week
90% last week
93% last year
97% 5-year average

Alfalfa hay 4th cutting:
42% this week
35% last week
57% last year
69% 5-year average

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