Area estimate and fifth production forecast for winter cereals (2022)
Oppervlakte- en vyfde produksieskatting vir wintergewasse (2022)

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Winter cereals / Wintergewasse
Area planted and fifth production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en vyfde produksieskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Fifth forecast
Vyfde skatting
Fourth forecast
Vierde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Change / Verandering
2022 2022 2022 2021 2021
Ha Tons Tons Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (B) ÷ (C)
Commercial / Kommersieël
Wheat / Koring 566 800 2 248 795 2 225 895 523 500 2 285 000 +1.0
Barley / Gars ¹ 101 000 356 850 356 850 94 730 334 000
Canola 123 510 210 530 210 530 100 000 198 100
Oats / Hawer ¹ 27 000 37 700 37 700 36 250 59 000
Sweet lupins / Soetlupine 21 000 15 750 16 800 22 000 28 600 -6.2

¹  Commercial only. Excluding barley or oats used as pasture, silage, hay and/or on the farm as fodder for livestock.
¹  Slegs kommersieël. Uitgesluit gars of hawer wat gebruik word as weiding, kuilvoer, hooi en/of op die plaas as voer vir vee.

Wheat / Koring
Area planted and fifth production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en vyfde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Fifth forecast
Vyfde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
2022 2022 2021 2021
Ha Tons Ha Tons
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap 360 000 990 000 360 000 1 260 000
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 47 000 357 200 35 500 275 125
Free State / Vrystaat 96 000 480 000 70 000 360 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 6 000 40 200 3 800 25 080
KwaZulu-Natal 9 200 60 720 8 500 56 950
Mpumalanga 4 000 27 600 4 100 28 300
Limpopo 29 000 188 500 26 500 176 220
Gauteng 1 100 7 425 1 100 7 425
North West / Noordwes 14 500 97 150 14 000 95 900
Total / Totaal 566 800 2 248 795 523 500 2 285 000
Wheat / Koring
Area planted   2010-2022   Oppervlakte beplant
Production of wheat: 2010-2022 graph
Malting barley / Moutgars
Area planted   2010-2022   Oppervlakte beplant
Production of malting barley: 2010-2022 graph
Canola
Area planted   2010-2022   Oppervlakte beplant
Production of canola: 2010-2022 graph

Winter cereal crops / Wintergewasse
Area estimate and fifth production forecast for 2022 / Oppervlakte- en vyfde produksieskatting vir 2022

Winter cereal crops – 2022

Wheat

The expected production of wheat is 2,249 million tons, which is 1,03% or 22 900 tons more than the previous forecast of 2,226 million tons, whilst the expected yield is 3,97 t/ha.

The expected production in the Western Cape is 990 000 tons (44%), in the Free State 480 000 tons (21%) and in the Northern Cape 357 200 tons (16%).

The area estimate for wheat is 566 800 ha. An estimated 360 000 ha or 64% is planted in the Western Cape, 96 000 ha or 17% in the Free State and 47 000 ha or 8% in the Northern Cape.

Other crops

The production forecast for barley remained unchanged at 356 850 tons. The area planted is estimated at 101 000 ha, while the expected yield is 3,53 t/ha.

The expected canola crop remained unchanged at 210 530 tons. The area estimate for canola is 123 510 ha, with an expected yield of 1,70 t/ha.

The expected crop for oats for the 2022 season is 37 700 tons and the area planted is 27 000 ha. The expected yield is 1,40 t/ha.

In the case of sweet lupines, the production forecast is 15 750 tons, which is 6,25% or 1 050 tons less than the previous forecast of 16 800 tons. The area estimate of sweet lupines is 21 000 ha, with an expected yield of 0,75 t/ha.


Please note that the sixth production forecast for winter cereals for 2022 will be released on 26 January 2023.

Information is available on the internet at:
www.dalrrd.gov.za/Home/Crop-Estimates or:
www.sagis.org.za, as from 14:30 on the date of the relevant meeting of the Crop Estimates Committee.

Wintergewasse – 2022

Koring

Die verwagte produksie vir koring is 2,249 miljoen ton, wat 1,03% of 22 900 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 2,226 miljoen ton, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 3,97 t/ha is.

Die verwagte produksie in die Wes-Kaap is 990 000 ton (44%), in die Vrystaat 480 000 ton (21%) en in die Noord-Kaap 357 200 ton (16%).

Die oppervlakteskatting vir koring is 566 800 ha. Die beraamde oppervlakte geplant in die Wes-Kaap is 360 000 ha of 64%, die Vrystaat is 96 000 ha of 17% en 47 000 ha of 8% is in die Noord-Kaap.

Ander gewasse

Die produksieskatting vir gars is onveranderd gelaat op 356 850 ton. Die oppervlakte beplant word beraam op 101 000 ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 3,53 t/ha beloop.

Die verwagte canola-oes is onveranderd gelaat op 210 530 ton. Die oppervlakteskatting vir canola is 123 510 ha, met 'n verwagte opbrengs van 1,70 t/ha.

Die verwagte oes vir hawer vir die 2022-seisoen is 37 700 ton en die oppervlakteskatting is 27 000 ton. Die verwagte opbrengs is 1,40 t/ha.

In die geval van soetlupine is die produksieskatting 15 750 ton, wat 6,25% of 1 050 ton minder is as die vorige skatting van 16 800 ton. Die oppervlakte beplant met soetlupine is 21 000 ha, met 'n verwagte opbrengs van 0,75 t/ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die sesde produksieskatting vir wintergewasse vir 2022 op 26 Januarie 2023 vrygestel sal word.

Inligting is beskikbaar op die internet by:
www.dalrrd.gov.za/Home/Crop-Estimates of by:
www.sagis.org.za, vanaf 14:30 op die dag van die toepaslike vergadering van die Oesskattingskomitee.

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