Crop progress report 11/29: Wet, windy weather continued in Washington


There were 3.9 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 5.1 days the previous week.

Wet and windy weather systems continued to move through San Juan County. CSAs continued to harvest cool weather vegetable crops. Most livestock were fed stored forage. The beginning of seasonal flows recharged the water table. Skagit County received enough rain to saturate soils and keep any remaining tractors out of the fields. Snohomish County reported cover crops and winter grains were coming up nicely. Lots of saturated ground was reported from all the rain, but they still had no hard frost.

Lincoln County reported cold temperatures and little moisture. Adams, Asotin and Garfield counties were cool and windy, with typical fall weather.

Washington crop conditions:

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