Crop and pasture reports

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) publishes regular reports on the condition of crops and pastures in South Australia. The report provides the estimates of the area and the production for each crop and district during the cropping season.

Crop estimates are based on information provided to PIRSA and are updated throughout the season as conditions change and further information becomes available. They are intended to provide an indication of crop potential at the time the report is prepared.

Latest report

South Australian Crop and Pasture Report: 2023–24 Winter Crop Performance (PDF 1.2 MB)

Summary of latest report

  • Below average rainfall has been received in significant areas of South Australia during July and August, which may limit crop potential after a promising start during autumn and early winter.
  • Crop development is progressing well, with cereals, canola and pulses at or past flowering.
  • Pasture growth is good with high amounts of quality feed available.
  • The rainfall and temperature outlook for spring remains a concern to growers.
  • The crop mix prediction for 2023–24 season has been adjusted due to an increase in lentil area being observed, predominantly on Eyre Peninsula at the expense of pasture area. The predicted area of other crop types remains relatively unchanged.
  • With crops now reaching flowering and grain fill, grain production for 2023–24 is estimated to be 9.0 million tonnes, based on the continued assumption that crop yields will be close to the 10-year average.
  • It should be noted that at this stage of the season, grain crops are highly sensitive to extreme temperatures, and the occurrence of frost and hot winds can significantly impact yield.  Rainfall through spring will also be critical for the crops to reach their full potential.

Crop and pasture report dashboard

The PIRSA crop and pasture report dashboard displays crop area and production data. It provides a simple source of crop statistical information.

South Australian crop area, production and yield are searchable by:

  • reporting district
  • crop type
  • season.

The data dates from the 1999–2000 season, up to and including the current season.

Crop reporting districts map

Crop estimates for a season are based on the districts defined in the following map.

Older season reports


South Australian Crop and Pasture Report: 2023–24 Crop Establishment (PDF 1.2 MB)South Australian Crop and Pasture Report: 2023–24 Seeding Intentions (PDF 1.1 MB)


South Australian Crop and Pasture Report 2022–23 Final Summary (PDF 1.1 MB)
South Australian Crop and Pasture Report November 2022 (PDF 1.3 MB)


Crop and pasture reports

Crop and pasture summaries


Crop and pasture reports

Crop and pasture summaries

2021 South Australian Sowing Guide (PDF 13.6 MB)


Crop and pasture reports

Crop and pasture summaries

Page last reviewed: 15 Jun 2017
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