Crop and pasture reports

Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) publishes a report on the condition of Crops and Pastures in South Australia every second month. During the cropping season estimates of the area and production for each crop and district are also provided with the report. The report is assembled by regionally based consultants. Visit Rural Solutions SA.

The estimates are quality checked from a number of sources. Occasionally adjustments are made. The table in the current report has the updated estimates which may vary slightly from tables in previous year's reports on this site.

Latest report

Summary

  • Crop winter performance is highly variable with some districts near average while some northern districts crops are in poor condition with the dry, frosty conditions through to end of July.
  • Average to above average August rains over western and central districts improved crop potential especially in better areas, but below average to average August rain over the Murray Mallee saw crop potential decline.
  • Crop is estimated at 5.8 million tonnes from 3.8 million hectares.
  • Paddock feed is low across the state (including Pastoral zone) with farmers hand-feeding or destocking.
  • Stock-feed (hay and grain) is in short supply, but new season hay is expected in a few weeks.
  • Early indications of frost damage to grain crops – crops assessed as frost damaged are being cut for hay.
  • Strong winds continue to damaged emerging crops in a number of districts.

Crop and Pasture Summary - September 2018 (PDF 603.2 KB)

Crop reporting districts map

Crop estimates for a season are provided commencing with the Seeding and Crop Establishment Report. Estimates are based on the districts defined in the following map.

2018-19 season reports

2017-18 season reports

2016-17 season reports

2015-16 season reports

2014-15 season reports

See more agricultural reports and newsletters.

Past reports

2013-14

2012-13

Archived reports

For historical reports contact:

Dave Lewis
Grains Account Manager, Agriculture Food and Wine Division
Phone: 8429 0472
Mobile: 0409 289 107
Email: dave.lewis@sa.gov.au

Page Last Reviewed: 15 Jun 2017
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