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

  • Rain starting in early July enabled farmers to complete seeding across the state.
  • The dry start has led to staggered germination in crops, although crop growth has evened out as the season progressed.
  • Pulse crops in many districts have low levels of disease with average yield potential, despite the late start.
  • Most canola crops are now in full flower through to pod formation.
  • Crop area sown is estimated at 3.5 million hectares – the smallest crop since 2001.
  • Crop production is estimated at 6.7 million tonnes – the lowest since 2008–09.
  • Reasonable pasture growth during spring is expected for most districts.

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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