At this early stage, current soil water conditions and seasonal rainfall outlook indicate a high chance of an above average yielding sorghum crop for the 2016/2017 summer growing season. There remains, however, variation in the outlook among local regions. Most CQ and SEQ are showing slightly above average crop yield expectation, while most areas in southern SWQ and NNSW are having sorghum outcomes well above the long-term expectation. It should be noted, this is still early in the growing season and the range of likely sorghum yield outcomes remains wide. Widespread average to above average rainfall is needed, during the next couple of months to induce good summer plantings and improve the current crop outlook across all areas of the north-eastern Australian (NEAUS) summer cropping region.
Read the Sorghum crop outlook, November 2016
PDF file, 897KB