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

  • The report (as at 6 May) reports a very dry January to April 2019.
  • Farmers started dry seeding in April.
  • Rains on first few days of May were an ideal start, especially in the west of the state, but was light and patchy in the east.
  • Since the report, rains continued through May across the state except for parts of the Murray Mallee.
  • Seeding was finished in most districts during the month except the dry areas.
  • Apart from the northern border, the Pastoral zone rainfall was below average.
  • Paddock feed is low across the grain producing areas and feed and surface water shortages prevail in most of the pastoral district.
  • Farmers will continue hand-feeding until paddock feed establishes after the rains.

Crop and Pasture Summary - May 2019 (PDF 588.5 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:

2018-19 season reports

Crop and Pasture Reports:

Crop and Pasture Summaries:

2019 Crop Sowing Guide (PDF 12.8 MB)

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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