Queensland and National Wheat Crop Outlook July 2018

11 June 2018
Map 1: Simulted long-term median shire yield derived from 1901 to 2017 using 2018 technology. 


The current winter crop outlook for the state as a whole indicates a predicted crop yield of 1.61 t/ha, which is 135 below the long-term median yield expectation for the state. (26th percentile ranking relative to all years). This incorporates current soil water conditions and the seasonal rainfall outlook based on southern oscillation index. Although some relief rains were recorded in parts of southern CQ and northern SWQ and well as SEQ, during June, the crop outlook for the state as a whole remains below average. Specifically, almost all regions have yield outcome ranked in the bottom 20% of all years, while some northern parts of SWQ and SEQ have yield outcomes ranked in the 20th to 40th percentiles. Widespread above average rainfall is needed during the next month to improve the current below average outlook. The range of yield predications will narrow considerably over the next few months as the outlook is updated through the season.  

Read the Queensland Wheat Outlook for July 2018

Read the National Wheat Outlook for July 2018