Crop and pasture reports

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) publishes a report on the condition of Crops and Pastures in South Australia every second month. The report provides the estimates of the area and the production for each crop and district during the cropping season. The report is assembled by our 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 dashboard

This dashboard displays PIRSA crop and pasture report crop area and production data and was developed to provide a simple and quickly available source of crop statistical information.

View the crop and pasture report dashboard

South Australian crop area, production and yield are searchable by reporting district, by crop type and season. The data set used in generating the information covers the period from 1999-2000 season up to and including the current season.

Summary of latest report

2021–22 Seeding Intentions (PDF 413.3 KB)

  • The cropping season 2021-22 has had a dry start with April rainfall below average. Soils have dry root zones and well below average deeper soil moisture.
  • Limited dry seeding of some crops started during April, especially those growers with large intended cropping program.
  • Several windy days caused areas of raised dust and soil erosion in some districts.
  • Crop mix and trends will depend on seed bed condition and more rainfall over the next month.
  • Mice numbers are low in most cropping districts, with the exception of Kangaroo Island and Yorke Peninsula and in some paddocks in lower north cropping district
  • Early season pasture growth has been poor across the State and, given feed value of last season’s crop stubbles is exhausted, producers are supplementary feeding livestock until paddock feed improves.

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.

2021-22 season reports

Crop and Pasture reports:

Crop and Pasture summaries:

2020-21 season reports

Crop and Pasture reports:

Crop and Pasture summaries:

2021 South Australian Sowing Guide (PDF 8.1 MB)

2019-20 season reports

Crop and Pasture Reports:

Crop and Pasture Summaries:

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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