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