Victoria

​​​ Australian Crop Report: February edition

Winter crop production in Victoria is estimated to have decreased by 51% in 2018–19 to around 3.7 million tonnes, the lowest since 2015–16. Planted area is estimated to have fallen by 13% because significant area planted to wheat and canola for grains and oilseed production was cut for hay.

Wheat production is estimated to have declined by 51% in 2018–19 to around 2 million tonnes. The average yield is estimated to have fallen by 46% from the high level achieved in 2017–18.

In 2018–19 barley production is estimated to have fallen by 48% to 1.1 million tonnes mainly because of a 46% decline in the average yield.

Canola production is estimated to have decreased by 60% in 2018–19 to 300,000 tonnes because of a 40% fall in the average yield and a 33% fall in planted area.

Table 9 Winter crop forecasts, Victoria, 2018–19
CropArea
’000 ha
Yield
t/ha
Production
kt
Area change
%
Prod. change
%
Wheat1,4001.391,950–10–51
Barley7701.431,100–4–48
Canola3001.00300–33–60

Note: Yields are based on area planted. Area based on planted crop that is harvested, fed off or failed.

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Last reviewed:
19 Feb 2019