Regional Sorghum Outlook January 2017 (Australia)

6 Jan 2017


The chance for an above average yielding sorghum crop for the 2016/17 summer growing season in north-eastern Australia (NEAUS) remains high. However, some variation in the outlook among local regions exists. Specifically, most areas in CQ are showing close to average crop yield expectations, while most areas in SEQ ans SWQ are having sorghum yeild outcomes slightly above the long-term median. The exception is for most areas in NNSW that are having predicted yield outcomes well above the long-term expectations. However, widespread average to above average rainfall is needed, during the next couple of months to induce some late plantings and improve the current crop outlook across all areas of the NEAUS summer cropping region. It sould be noted, this is still early in the growing season and the range of likely sorghum yield outcomes remains wide. This crop outlook is based on a crop-free (fallow) practice through the winter season and therefore areas with longer fallow practices are likely to have better yield prospects for the coming season.

Full Regional Sorghum Outlook for January 2017