China and its surrounding areas
Winter wheat was at tillering to wintering period. Total Crop situation during this monitoring period was below last year’s level. Heavy haze occurred in Huanghuaihai and northern Lower Yangtze region exerted a negative effect on winter wheat growth, which was indicated by unfavorable crop condition in these regions. Affected by continuously rainy and concurrently low radiation, crop condition in Southwest China during this reporting period was significantly below that during the corresponding period of the previous year.
Rapeseed was at vegetative period. Poor rapeseed condition appeared widely in Southwest China and northwest Lower Yangtze region due to low radiation.
Rice, maize and soybean in China and crops in its nearby regions were out of season.