Sorghum Seasonal Crop Outlook – February 2016

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The average to above average rainfall recorded during January improved the outlook across all of the summer cropping region. Overall, chances have improved to close to, or slightly above, average for exceeding the long-term median sorghum yield across most of the north-eastern Australian (NEAUS) summer cropping region for 2015/16. The exception is for most parts of CQ, which have a reduced chance of exceeding the long-term median yield for that region. There remains, however, variation in the outlook among local regions. While most areas in central QLD (central highlands of CQ) are showing below average crop yield expectations, areas in southern QLD (especially SEQ) and northern NSW (NNSW) have yield outcomes above the long-term expectation. With the sowing window now closed, except for some parts of CQ, further rainfall will be needed  during the next couple of  months to improve and ensure the current crop  outlook is realized  across all areas of the NEAUS summer cropping region.

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