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

  • Sowing is finished with the area sown increased on last season, but at 3.8 million hectares is slightly less than the long term average.
  • A number of regional areas started late given the dry start to the season, and did not complete seeding the intended crop area.
  • Paddock feed is low across the state with farmers hand-feeding or destocking.
  • Stock-feed (hay and grain) is in short supply.
  • Strong winds in June and July damaged emerging crops in a number of districts.

Crop and pasture summary - July 2018 (PDF 628.1 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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