Crop progress report 11/10: Apple harvest wrapping up, fruit trees dormant in Washington


 There were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 5.0 days suitable the previous week.

San Juan County had similar conditions to last week. Cool nights and warm days had sun mixed with clouds. Most fields in Snohomish County were too wet for field work. Late-planted cover crops on corn silage fields emerged. A few of the dry fields in the county had grass silage harvested. Cold temperatures in Okanogan and Ferry counties disrupted late-season apple harvest. Kittitas, Klickitat and Yakima counties had no precipitation. Farmers in Klickitat had not started plowing yet. Apples from Yakima County were going to cold storage or market. Fruit trees were dormant. Operators were still harvesting in Pend Oreille and Spokane counties. Winter crops in the Palouse were all planted and emerged. The last of the corn in Columbia and Walla Walla counties was harvested. 

Washington crop conditions:

Winter wheat:
1% very poor
2% poor
31% fair
56% good
10% excellent

Washington crop progress:

Winter wheat emerged:
82% this week
78% last week
84% last year
85% 5-year average

Alfalfa hay 4th cutting:
91% this week
87% last week
NA last year
NA 5-year average