n Farmer’s Weekly - Review of the domestic and global wheat markets : business - wheat market

Volume 2016, Issue 16018
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



With the planting season for South African wheat producers having arrived, the National Crop Estimates Committee forecasts that plantings could decreases lightly (0,06%) from last season to 481 850ha. South African wheat producers planted 482 150ha to wheat in the 2015 season, a 1% increase on the area planted in 2014. Nonetheless, production was lower than expected as a result of ongoing dry conditions in some areas of the Western Cape, such as the Swartland, which led to lower yield.

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