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

2016-17 Harvest Summary - January 2017 (PDF 591.1 KB)

The March edition of the Crop and Pasture Report will reveal the final numbers for the 2016-17 season.

Summary

  • Record grain production of 11.1 million tonnes from 3.9 million ha of crop, worth estimated $2.2 billion (farm gate).
  • Record yields and production for several crops most notably wheat and lentils.
  • As crops were harvested it was found the ideal weather during spring boosted yields more than expected.
  • Harvest is mostly complete, but some areas still finalising harvest operations – a very late finish.
  • Rains during harvest caused delays but overall had minimal effect on grain quality except for lower grain protein.
  • Crop damage and losses in some districts from severe weather, such as storms and frost, but losses offset by better than expected performance elsewhere across the state.

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.

2016-17 season reports

2016-17 Spring Crop Performance (PDF 450.2 KB)
2016-17 Winter Crop Performance (PDF 785.4 KB)
2016-17 Crop Establishment (PDF 877.3 KB)
2016-17 Crop Seeding Intentions (PDF 619.0 KB)

2015-16 season reports

2015-16 Summary and Final Estimates (PDF 871.4 KB)
2015-16 Harvest Summary (PDF 870.9 KB)
2015-16 Spring Crop Performance (PDF 916.4 KB)

2015-16 Winter Crop Performance (PDF 298.0 KB)
2015-16 Seeding Intentions and Crop Establishment (PDF 397.8 KB)
2015-16 Crop Seeding Intentions (PDF 291.2 KB)

2014-15 season reports

2014-15 Crop performance summary and final crop estimates (PDF 369.2 KB)
2014-15 Harvest Summary (PDF 368.7 KB or )
2014-15 Spring Crop Performance (PDF 370.5 KB)

2014-15 Winter Crop Performance (PDF 367.4 KB)
2014-15 Crop Establishment (PDF 367.9 KB)
2014-15 Crop Seeding Intentions (PDF 289.9 KB)

See more agricultural reports and newsletters.

Past reports

2013-14

2013-14 Final Summary and Estimates (PDF 371.8 KB)
2013-14 Harvest (PDF 365.8 KB)
2013-14 Spring Crop Performance (PDF 780.0 KB)
2013-14 Winter Crop Performance (PDF 347.9 KB)
2013-14 Seeding and Crop Establishment (PDF 1.1 MB)
2013-14 Seeding Intentions (PDF 960.4 KB)

2012-13

2012-13 Final Summary and Estimates (PDF 1.0 MB)
2012-13 Harvest (PDF 1.0 MB)
2012-13 Spring Crop Performance (PDF 1.0 MB)
2012-13 Winter Crop Performance (PDF 1.0 MB)
2012-13 Seeding and Crop Establishment (PDF 1.1 MB)
2012-13 Seeding Intentions (PDF 995.8 KB)

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: 09 Mar 2017
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