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

July 2016 Crop and Pasture report (PDF 877.3 KB)

Summary

  • The state has received good rains since the mid-May opening.
  • Seeding was mostly completed by mid-June.
  • Crop establishment this year was challenging with strong winds causing soil erosion and crop damage.
  • Russian Wheat aphid was detected first in May, has been surveyed over wide areas of SA into Victoria, so is now regarded endemic. Most crops have low numbers. While farmers have control options, the impact on crops as season progresses is unknown.
  • Total crop area has not changed overall at 3.9 million ha, but the lentil area has increase significantly.
  • Most other crops have not changed significantly overall, except that the barley crop is the smallest area sown for many years.
  • Good soil moisture levels provide confidence in the estimated 7.2 million tonnes production.

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.

2016-17 season report

2016-17 Crop Seeding Intentions (PDF 619.0 KB)

2015-16 season report

2015-16 Summary and Final Estimates (PDF 871.4 KB)
2015-16 Harvest Summary (PDF 870.9 KB)
2015-16 Spring Crop Performance (PDF 916.4 KB)

2015-16 Winter Crop Performance (PDF 298.0 KB)
2015-16 Crop and Pasture Report - Seeding Intentions and Crop Establishment (PDF 397.8 KB)
2015-16 Crop Seeding Intentions (PDF 291.2 KB)

2014-15 season reports

2014-15 Crop performance summary and final crop estimates (PDF 369.2 KB)
2014-15 Harvest Summary (PDF 368.7 KB or )
2014-15 Spring Crop Performance (PDF 370.5 KB)

2014-15 Winter Crop Performance (PDF 367.4 KB)
2014-15 Crop Establishment (PDF 367.9 KB)
2014-15 Crop Seeding Intentions (PDF 289.9 KB)

See more agricultural reports and newsletters.

Past reports

2013-14

2013-14 Final Summary and Estimates (PDF 371.8 KB)
2013-14 Harvest (PDF 365.8 KB)
2013-14 Spring Crop Performance (PDF 780.0 KB)
2013-14 Winter Crop Performance (PDF 347.9 KB)
2013-14 Seeding and Crop Establishment (PDF 1.1 MB)
2013-14 Seeding Intentions (PDF 960.4 KB)

2012-13

2012-13 Final Summary and Estimates (PDF 1.0 MB)
2012-13 Harvest (PDF 1.0 MB)
2012-13 Spring Crop Performance (PDF 1.0 MB)
2012-13 Winter Crop Performance (PDF 1.0 MB)
2012-13 Seeding and Crop Establishment (PDF 1.1 MB)
2012-13 Seeding Intentions (PDF 995.8 KB)

Archived reports

For historical reports contact:

Dave Lewis
Grains Account Manager, Agriculture Food and Wine Division
Phone: 8429 0472
Mobile: 0409 289 107
Email: dave.lewis@sa.gov.au

Page Last Reviewed: 29 Jul 2016
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