Crop progress report 10/10: Cooler temps set in throughout Washington


There were 6.5 days suitable for field work, down from 6.7 the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending Oct. 10 were mostly below normal.

San Juan County reported cooler temperatures with some rainfall throughout the area. Fall crops were planted, and harvest was near completion. Tree fruit harvest was in the final weeks, and pastures were starting to return. In Yakima County, there was light frost on some crops throughout the area. The Schneider Springs Fire was at 90 percent containment. Apple harvest was near completion. Hop harvest was complete, and field corn producers were in harvest. In Whitman County, little rainfall was received throughout the area. Seeding had picked up, and even some reseeding was done.

Washington crop progress:

Winter wheat planted:
88% this week
77% last week
79% last year
78% 5-year average

Winter wheat emerged:
50% this week
40% last week
55% last year
51% 5-year average

Alfalfa hay 4th cutting:
70% this week
58% last week
80% last year
81% 5-year average