Most summer crops in northern China are getting into the mature stage by 21st September. The late rice in Southern China was at the heading stage while the harvesting of single rice / semi-late rice was still ongoing in the lower Yangtze river basin.
The NDVI departure from the past five years average indicates favourable crop conditions in the provinces of Guizhou and Sichuan. Sufficient rainfall provides sufficient water for crop development over these two provinces. However, due to continuous low rainfall and above-average temperature, crops were below average condition in northern Jiangxi andHunan, as well as southern of Anhui. Northeast China presents an overall above-average condition compared to the recent five years average. In general, crop condition was average but mixed nationwide
Figure1. NDVI departure from5years average (2019/09/06-2019/09/21)