Australian Farmers Harvest Largest Wheat Crop Ever
[Climate Change Dispatch] Australian farmers have harvested their largest-ever wheat crop, according to the latest crop report issued by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences issued Feb. 16.
ABARES estimated the 2020-21 Australian wheat crop at 33,337,000 tonnes, up 18,172,000 tonnes, or 120%, from the drought-reduced 2019-20 outturn of 15,165,000 tonnes.
The 2020-21 wheat crop was 5% larger than the previous record outturn of 31,819,000 tonnes in 2016-17 and compared with the recent five-year average outturn of 21.6 million tonnes.
"Harvesting of winter crops (including wheat) is now largely complete," ABARES said in a commentary accompanying its crop report.
Posted by: Besoeker 2021-02-22