SA Market Update 19/07/2019

Kate Phillips SA Regional Manager

2.5 minute read

I drove through SA’s northern cropping belt a few weeks ago and crops looked very good in the main. Going back to Sunday 23rd June…it was ridiculously cold for a camping I can tell you! I spoke today with agronomists from the Eyre Peninsula and Loxton, both are happy with crop progress at this time.

Urea supplies have been problematic from Portland and Port Lincoln for the last two weeks, but the rural merchandise teams tell me that in last 48hrs supply is back on which is great. EP growers have great soil moisture levels with more rain forecast next week, so the two urea boats are very welcome!

The Loxton area is average to good while Allawoona is having a great time with multiple 30mm soaking rains. Others in the area have been getting rain but more annoying and misty than useful rainfall. However, at this time there is enough moisture to keep things moving along in a positive direction – enough that growers here are spraying for smut in barley. Something not done last year!

Prices as at 19th July

* View of current market pricing. Does not represent current Agfarm bids.



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