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

  • Final production estimate for the 2018-19 crop season is 5.6 million tonnes from 3.5 million hectares, worth $1.9 billion at the farm gate.
  • Crop performance varies greatly between districts: grain production above average in some southern districts while drought affected districts are well below average.
  • Crops in some regions including the Eyre Peninsula harvested better than earlier production estimates.
  • Lower Eyre Peninsula set a new record high for grain production.
  • Paddock feed is low across the grain producing areas and feed and surface water shortages prevail in most of the pastoral district.
  • Farmers continue hand-feeding reduced stock numbers or have destocked completely.

Crop and Pasture Summary - March 2019 (PDF 674.4 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.

2018-19 season reports

Crop and Pasture Reports:

Crop and Pasture Summaries:

2019 Crop Sowing Guide (PDF 12.8 MB)

2017-18 season reports

2016-17 season reports

See more agricultural reports and newsletters.

Past reports

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

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

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