Crop progress report 10/23: Fall seeding continued in Washington

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service

There were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, down from 6.6 days recorded the previous week.

Warm temperatures around the state helped crops grow. Some moisture was reported in central Washington. Klickitat County reported above average temperatures and no killing frosts, which was unusual for this time of year. Cows were still coming out of the mountains, and fall seeding was wrapping up.

In Douglas County, cool temperatures and the passing showers helped the soil moisture.

Washington crop condition:

Winter wheat:
3% very poor
6% poor
30% fair
58% good
3% excellent

Washington crop progress:

Winter wheat planted:
95% this week
87% last week
94% last year
92% 5-year average

Winter wheat emerged:
68% this week
61% last week
71% last year
65% 5-year average

Alfalfa hay 4th cutting:
90% this week
87% last week
83% last year
82% 5-year average