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 – 2020–21 (PDF 995.7 KB)

  • Summer and autumn rain across the cereal zone provided the best season opening in several years.
  • The rains have provided good subsoil moisture across most of the state’s cereal zone.
  • Crop seeding was finished by end of May in all districts.
  • The above average crop total area has increased on recent seasons, with increased the area of pulses and canola, with a smaller increase in the wheat area.
  • Some barley area was swapped out to canola and pulses, but the barley area, while smaller than last year, is larger than average.
  • Crops have established well in the east and central parts of the state, but growth has slowed in the dry frosty conditions.
  • On northern and eastern parts of Eyre Peninsula, strong winds associated with vigorous cold fronts have damaged less well established crops on lighter soils.
  • Pastures and feed crops are slow growing in the cold, frosty conditions and farmers have had to reconsider hand feeding stock.
  • Rainfall for the pastoral districts has returned to generally well below average and with inadequate feed growth and restocking plans have not progressed.

Crop and Pasture Exec Summary – 2020–21 (PDF 540.8 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.

2020-21 season reports

Crop and Pasture reports:

Crop and Pasture summaries:

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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