n Farmer’s Weekly - 2016 maize crop estimate down : market analysis

Volume 2016, Issue 16005
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



A recent survey among local maize producers concluded that total maize production in South Africa for the 2016/2017 season was estimated at between 5,5 million tons to 7,5 milliontons. Producers reportedly underestimated the final crop for the 2015/2016 season by 6%, at 6,2 million tons on 1,6 million hectares. The Crop Estimates Committee's first production forecast for the year will be released soon.

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