A bumper harvest of crops in the grain-producing regions of Western Australia

Updated on 4 December 2013, 14:05 AEST

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reporter reported that despite natural disasters such as frost and drought in New South Wales and Queensland, the Australian winter crop harvest will increase by XNUMX% over the same period last year to XNUMX million tons.

Harvesting grain in the WA wheatbelt Western Australia wheat harvest scenario (Credit: ABC)

The latest forecast of the Australian Institute of Agricultural and Resource Economics is a three percent increase from the September forecast. This is mainly due to the good weather and planting conditions in the grain-producing regions of Western Australia this past winter.

The Institute predicts that Australia’s national wheat production will increase by XNUMX% to XNUMX million tons, and barley production will increase by XNUMX% to XNUMX million tons.

Researchers said that crop harvests in Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria are good.