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

  • Crop estimate remains above average, but is dependent on spring weather.
  • Revised estimate is 7.6 million tonnes from 4.1 million ha.
  • Earlier wet conditions and full soil moisture profiles carried the crop through a dry August.
  • Northern cereal zone crops were frosted during August, causing damage and some losses.
  • Later infections of Beet Western Yellows Virus in canola have had less impact on crop potential than first thought so canola production estimate has increased.

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.

Map of South Australia showing the reporting districts for crop estimates which include: the Western, Eastern and Lower Eyre Peninsula Districts; the Upper, Mid and Lower North Districts, the Yorke Peninsula District; the Cental Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island District; the Southern and Northern Murray Districts; the Lower and Upper South East Districts.

View a larger crop reporting districts map (PDF 215.5 KB)

2014-15 past current season reports

Past reports

2013-14 

2012-13


Archived reports

View all Crop and Pasture Reports archived back to 2002