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

  • Harvest commenced during September but progressed slowly until warmer weather early November.
  • In many districts, harvested crops have performed better than expected given the challenging seeding and dry early winter
  • Crop area is estimated at 3.5 million hectares – the smallest crop area since 2001.
  • Crop production estimate in this report is revised slightly upward to 6.8 million tonnes – the lowest since 2008–09.
  • Pasture and stubble feed availability low in many districts, but will improve as harvest progresses.

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.

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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