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 753.0 KB)

  • Summer rain in some districts followed by rain during autumn across the cereal zone provided the best season opening in several years for many districts.
  • The rains have provided good subsoil moisture across most of the State’s cereal zone.
  • Crop seeding is well progressed with farmers in many districts now finished their seeding program.
  • Crop total area is expected to increase on recent seasons, with increased area of pulses and canola, and similar wheat area but changes in barley area variable across districts.
  • Newly sown or regenerating pastures and some dual purpose sown grazing crops are providing feed for livestock, reducing the need for hand feeding.
  • Rainfall for the pastoral districts was variable with some parts receiving good summer and early autumn rains producing sufficient feed to start restocking.
  • Pastoral zone May rain was generally below average to lowest on record to the southwest of Marree.

Crop and Pasture Exec Summary – 2020–21 (PDF 521.2 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

See more agricultural reports and newsletters.

Page Last Reviewed: 15 Jun 2017
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