Sorghum Crop Outlook February 2018 (Australia)

12 February 2018

With the summer cropping season nearing completion, the chances for an above average yielding sorghum crop for the 2017/18 summer growing season in north-eastern Australia (NEAUS) have diminished for most parts of the cropping region. Although some variability exists, most regions have a below the long-term expectation with predicted yield outcomes well below the long-term expectation. With the sowing window now closed, except for some parts of CQ, further rainfall will be needed during the next couple of weeks to prevent further deterioration in the current crop outlook across all areas of the NEAUS summer cropping region. This crop outlook is based on a crop-free (short fallow) practice through the winter season and therefore areas with longer fallow practices are likely to have better yield prospects.

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