Forecasts hold steady for a bumper winter grain crop

Rabobank winter 2020 crop report

Growers are on track for a major recovery in grain production, with the winter harvest set to come in at above-average levels. The rosy forecast comes courtesy of agribusiness specialist Rabobank in its Australian Winter Crop Production Outlook 2020/2021 report. The agribusiness bank says after three successive years of below-average production due to drought in […]

Welcome late boost to winter crop production in some states

A late season boost to production has held the winter crop in a range of 6 per cent above the ten-year average to 2015-16. This nudges the total winter crop production to 37.8 million tonnes for the 2017-18 season. The most favourable results for the 2017–18 winter crop harvest rests with growers in some key […]

The ups and downs of winter crops

Coming off the back of a record-breaking 2016-17, winter crop production is forecast to drop by 33% in 2017–18 to 40.1 million tonnes, due largely to an assumed fall in average yields. Source: AFDJ eNews According to the Australian crop report by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), the season […]

Winter crop production to hit record high

Total Australian winter crop production is forecast to increase by 32% in 2016–17 to a new record high of 52.4 million tonnes. Source: AFDJ eNews Acting ABARES Executive Director, Peter Gooday, said above average rainfall in September, followed by mild spring conditions, had ensured good soil moisture for the critical grain development period. “Wheat production […]

Positive season opening for winter crops

Above average rainfall has supported a favourable start to the 2016-17 winter crop season, , according to the latest Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) Australian crop report. Source: AFDJ eNews Executive Director of ABARES, Karen Schneider, said positive conditions are expected to continue for Australia’s major winter crops, with a […]