Planting of the winter wheat and barley crops, for harvest from mid-June 2017, started in October and extended in November - December. The ASI for December indicated crop growth in South and El Nabatieh governorates as well as the western parts of Akkar and North governorates. Crop growth could also be observed in southern parts of Bekaa and north of BaalbekHermel governorates, where cereals are predominant. However, no signs of crop growth could be depicted in most of Bekaa and Baalbek Hermel governorates as crop planting was still underway in December.
Please note that since the ASI is based on remotely sensed data only; there is no confirmation of what crops have been planted.