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 – November Spring Crop Performance 2020–21 (PDF 661.6 KB)

  • A wet start to the year across the cereal zone was followed by a dry frosty winter and hot dry early spring.
  • A near average crop area estimated at 4.0 million hectares of crop established well with good subsoil moisture, but by early spring developed moisture stress in some areas.
  • Good spring rains and cooler conditions from mid-September through to October provided ideal conditions for crop recovery, flowering and grain fill.
  • The estimated crop production is revised upwards on the last estimate to 8.8 million tonnes, now valued at $2.4 billion (farm gate).
  • Best crop production is evident in the eastern part of the state and southern coastal areas including southern Eyre Peninsula.
  • Pasture growth slowed in the cold, frosty conditions, but warmer conditions and rain stimulated a spring growth flush, providing adequate paddock feed for stock.
  • Well above average spring rainfall for the pastoral districts has provided significant feed growth allowing restocking through rehoming agisted stock and limited (due to cost) stock purchases.

Crop and Pasture Summary Issue 4 Season 2020–21: Spring Performance – November 2020 (PDF 426.2 KB)

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.

2020–21 season reports

Crop and Pasture reports:

Crop and Pasture summaries:

2019–20 season reports

Crop and Pasture Reports:

Crop and Pasture Summaries:

2020 Crop Sowing Guide (PDF 8.1 MB)

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

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Page Last Reviewed: 15 Jun 2017
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