Australian farmers eye off another big winter crop

A near ideal start to the winter cropping season in the two biggest production states has put Australia on the track of another big winter crop. This was reflected in ABARES first detailed assessment for the 2021/22 winter crop outlook in its recently released June crop report.

National wheat production was projected at 27.8 million tonnes, only behind last year’s 33.3mt crop, as well as 2016/17 and 2011/12. Increased plantings will see Australia’s canola crop will climb to 4.2mt up from last year’s 4.05mt. Australia’s barley crop is projected at 10.4 million tonnes.

“Yield prospects in most cropping regions in NSW, WA and much of Queensland are very favourable given the favourable conditions at the beginning of the winter crop season and the outlook for winter rainfall,” ABARES said.

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