South Australia's production of non-genetically modified grain is sustainable, entirely rain fed with no irrigation, and minimal inputs of fertilisers and chemicals. Around 4 million hectares of crop are grown each year with the southern regions producing wheat, barley, canola, oats, lentils, peas, beans, lupins, chick peas, fodder, lucerne seed and other small seeds. In 2016-17 the South Australian grains industry contributed almost $5.3 billion to gross food revenue.
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Key messages and fast facts
The key messages and fast facts document provides a comprehensive summary of South Australia's grains sector. It covers information on the significant role grains play in the state's economy, and the major opportunities that exist for growth and success of grains products locally, nationally and globally.
This infographic provides a visual representation of key information on the grains sector including:
- major export products
- major export markets
- figures and statistics on production amounts and values
- sector credentials and attributes.
These reports provide detailed information on the grains sector, its annual performance and current investment opportunities.