SA wheat crop poised for record

Posted on 17/11/2009  

This year’s South Australian wheat crop is expected to be the biggest or second biggest ever with trucks and silos struggling to cope with the quantity coming off farms. The spring Crop and Pasture Report released by the SA State Government says crops in all districts responded well to good spring rains and mild temperatures during September and October.  An estimated 4.03 million hectares is due to be harvested, producing a bumper crop of more than 8.11 million tones.  “The Eyre Peninsula, in particular is looking fantastic. Despite dry conditions on parts of the east coast and hail damage in September, the Eyre Peninsula has the potential to produce its largest crop ever,” Premier Mike Rann said.

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