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

2016-17 Spring Crop Performance (PDF 450.2 KB)

Summary

  • The estimate of crop production for 2016-17 exceeds the record set in 2010-11.
  • This crop may break a number of records for several crops.
  • Crop harvest is now slowly underway; it is late starting due to the cool spring.
  • Severe weather late in September caused isolated damage from hail, severe winds and floods, but on balance the weather provided significant benefits to the rest of the crop.
  • Reports of lodged (pushed over) crops - worst affected barley - will slow harvest rates, but not greatly impact yields.
  • More severe storms on 11 November also damaged crops in parts of northern agriculture districts and Murray Mallee.
  • Losses from the storms are being assessed and the crop estimate will be reviewed with the next report in January 2017, but at this stage losses are not believed to be sufficient for this crop not to be a record.
  • Russian wheat aphid impacts were minimised by weather, control treatments and beneficial insects.
  • Foliar diseases of pulses proved to be difficult to control in the wet spring, but potential yields remain high.

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 reports

2016-17 Winter Crop Performance (PDF 785.4 KB)
2016-17 Crop Establishment (PDF 877.3 KB)
2016-17 Crop Seeding Intentions (PDF 619.0 KB)

2015-16 season reports

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 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: 15 Nov 2016
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