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

Crop and Pasture Report - 2019-20 Winter Crop Performance September 2019 (PDF 403.9 KB)

  • After a good start to the season, below average rain in July and August has changed the season outlook.
  • The crop area returned to near average 3.8 million hectares, after two successive seasons of smaller crops.
  • Crops established well, but lost potential yield with the dry conditions of July and August combined with frost damage of some crops reported during August.
  • Estimated production has been revised down to 6.2 million tonnes worth a farm gate value of $1.8 billion.
  • Pastures or sown fodder crops have established bulk in many areas except drought affected areas on Eyre Peninsula, Upper North and Northern Murray Mallee.
  • Apart from the northern border, both pastoral districts rainfall was well below average with some stations recording lowest rainfall on record.
  • Serious feed and surface water shortages continue across the pastoral districts, with properties completely destocked or only carrying core breeding stock.

Crop and Pasture Summary - Winter Crop Performance September 2019 (PDF 523.2 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.

2019-20 season reports

Crop and Pasture Reports:

Crop and Pasture Summaries:

2020 Crop Sowing Guide (PDF 8.7 MB)

2018-19 season reports

Crop and Pasture Reports:

Crop and Pasture Summaries:

2017-18 season reports

Older reports

See historical Crop and Pasture Reports.

More information

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Page Last Reviewed: 15 Jun 2017
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