Summer crops: area planted and third production forecast (2022) and intentions to plant winter cereals (2022)
Somergewasse: oppervlakte- en derde produksieskatting (2022) en voorneme om wintergewasse te plant (2022)

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Area planted and third production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en derde produksieskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Third forecast
Derde skatting
Second forecast
Tweede 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
  White maize / Witmielies 1 575 000 7 553 050 7 569 550 1 691 900 8 600 000 -0.22
  Yellow maize / Geelmielies 1 048 000 7 170 300 7 114 500 1 063 500 7 715 000 +0.78
Total Maize / Totale Mielies 2 623 000 14 723 350 14 684 050 2 755 400 16 315 000 +0.27
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad 670 700 963 000 959 450 477 800 678 000 +0.37
Soybeans / Sojabone 925 300 1 885 850 1 885 850 827 100 1 897 000
Groundnuts / Grondbone 43 400 70 400 74 250 38 550 64 300 -5.19
Sorghum 37 200 137 220 137 220 49 200 215 000
Dry beans / Droëbone 42 900 55 995 59 690 47 390 57 672 -6.19
Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Total maize / Totale mielies 368 040 656 225 N/A 362 900 636 440 N/A
Maize: commercial + non-commercial / Mielies: kommersieël + nie-kommersieël
Total maize RSA / Totaal mielies RSA 2 991 040 15 379 575 N/A 3 118 300 16 951 440 N/A

Note:  Estimate is for calendar year, for example production season 2021/2022 = 2022
Nota:  Skatting is vir kalenderjaar, byvoorbeeld produksie-seisoen 2021/2022 = 2022

White maize / Witmielies
Production   2010-2022   Produksie
Production of white maize: 2010-2022 graph
Yellow maize / Geelmielies
Production   2010-2022   Produksie
Production of yellow maize: 2010-2022 graph
Total maize / Totale mielies
Production   2010-2022   Produksie
Production of total maize: 2010-2022 graph
White and Yellow maize / Wit- en Geelmielies
Area planted and third production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en derde produksieskatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
First forecast
Eerste skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
2022 2022 2021 2021
White
Wit
Yellow
Geel
Total
Totaal
White
Wit
Yellow
Geel
Total
Totaal
White
Wit
Yellow
Geel
Total
Totaal
White
Wit
Yellow
Geel
Total
Totaal
Ha Tons Ha Tons
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
500 3 500 4 000 4 750 32 900 37 650 500 3 500 4 000 4 800 33 300 38 100
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap
3 000 42 000 45 000 36 000 651 000 687 000 3 400 41 000 44 400 40 300 627 300 667 600
Free State / Vrystaat
826 500 398 000 1 224 500 3 719 250 2 467 600 6 186 850 907 500 420 000 1 327 500 4 492 000 2 542 000 7 034 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
6 000 20 500 26 500 39 000 147 600 186 600 6 000 18 000 24 000 39 000 133 200 172 200
KwaZulu-Natal
52 000 59 000 111 000 312 000 460 200 772 200 50 000 55 000 105 000 310 000 451 000 761 000
Mpumalanga
165 000 350 000 515 000 1 056 000 2 327 500 3 383 500 165 000 360 000 525 000 1 100 500 2 820 000 3 920 500
Limpopo
15 500 25 000 40 500 100 750 202 500 303 250 16 500 21 000 37 500 112 200 172 200 284 400
Gauteng
56 500 56 000 112 500 350 300 364 000 714 300 58 000 50 000 108 000 371 200 380 000 751 200
North West / Noordwes
450 000 94 000 544 000 1 935 000 517 000 2 452 000 485 000 95 000 580 000 2 130 000 556 000 2 686 000
Total / Totaal
1 575 000 1 048 000 2 623 000 7 553 050 7 170 300 14 723 350 1 691 900 1 063 500 2 755 400 8 600 000 7 715 000 16 315 000
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad
Area planted and third production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en derde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Third forecast
Derde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2022 2022 2021 2021
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 2 500 6 250 1 100 1 320
Free State / Vrystaat 357 000 535 500 235 000 352 500
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 300 750 300 450
KwaZulu-Natal
Mpumalanga 3 500 5 250 3 500 5 250
Limpopo 110 000 110 000 76 500 76 500
Gauteng 2 400 3 000 4 400 5 720
North West / Noordwes 195 000 302 250 157 000 236 260
Total / Totaal 670 700 963 000 477 800 678 000
Soybeans / Sojabone
Area planted and third production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en derde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Third forecast
Derde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2022 2022 2021 2021
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 800 2 800 1 000 3 500
Free State / Vrystaat 415 000 788 500 365 000 766 500
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 3 000 9 000 3 100 9 300
KwaZulu-Natal 39 000 134 550 36 000 129 600
Mpumalanga 300 000 570 000 290 000 644 550
Limpopo 22 500 76 500 20 500 71 750
Gauteng 45 000 94 500 42 000 105 000
North West / Noordwes 100 000 210 000 69 500 166 800
Total / Totaal 925 300 1 885 850 827 100 1 897 000
Groundnuts / Grondbone
Area planted and third production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en derde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Third forecast
Derde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2022 2022 2021 2021
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 2 400 7 200 1 500 3 900
Free State / Vrystaat 19 000 30 400 16 000 26 450
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 50 50
Mpumalanga
Limpopo 2 000 5 800 3 000 6 900
Gauteng
North West / Noordwes 20 000 27 000 18 000 27 000
Total / Totaal 43 400 70 400 38 550 64 300
Dry beans / Droëbone
Area planted and third production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en derde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Third forecast
Derde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2022 2022 2021 2021
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap 100 150 100 150
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 600 1 200 350 700
Free State / Vrystaat 15 500 14 725 22 000 16 500
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 200 300 200 300
KwaZulu-Natal 2 300 2 760 3 000 3 900
Mpumalanga 6 000 7 200 6 500 9 750
Limpopo 10 400 19 760 8 000 16 000
Gauteng 800 880 840 1 092
North West / Noordwes 7 000 9 100 6 400 9 280
Total / Totaal 42 900 55 995 47 390 57 672
Sorghum
Area planted and third production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en derde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Third forecast
Derde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2022 2022 2021 2021
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap
Free State / Vrystaat 7 800 28 080 10 500 45 675
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 200 840 500 2 300
Mpumalanga 9 000 45 000 9 400 57 325
Limpopo 15 000 45 000 17 000 61 200
Gauteng 200 800 300 1 350
North West / Noordwes 5 000 17 500 11 500 47 150
Total / Totaal 37 200 137 220 49 200 215 000

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Area estimate and second production forecast (2022) Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting

Summer field crops – 2022

Commercial maize

The size of the expected commercial maize crop has been set at 14,723 million tons, which is 0,27% or 39 300 tons more than the previous forecast of 14,684 million tons. The area estimate for maize is 2,623 million ha, while the expected yield is 5,61 t/ha.

The estimated maize crop is 10% smaller than the 2021 crop. The three main maize producing areas, namely the Free State, Mpumalanga and North West provinces are expected to produce 82% of the 2022 crop.

The area estimate for white maize is 1,575 million ha and for yellow maize the area estimate is 1,048 million ha.

The production forecast of white maize is 7,553 million tons, which is 0,22% or 16 500 tons less than the 7,570 million tons of the previous forecast. The yield for white maize is 4,80 t/ha. In the case of yellow maize the production forecast is 7,170 million tons, which is 0,78% or 55 800 tons more than the 7,114 million tons of the previous forecast. The yield for yellow maize is 6,84 t/ha.

The yield per ha for the Mpumalanga province was based on scientific and objective results provided by the ARC. Please note that the objective results for the Free State and North West provinces will be available in May 2022.

Sunflower seed: The production forecast for sunflower seed is 963 000 tons, which is 0,37% or 3 550 tons more than the previous forecast of 959 450 tons. The area estimate for sunflower seed is 670 700 ha, while the expected yield is 1,44 t/ha.

Other crops

The production forecast for soybeans remained unchanged at 1,886 million tons. The estimated area planted to soybeans is 925 300 ha and the expected yield is 2,04 t/ha.

The expected groundnut crop has been set at 70 400 tons, which is 5,19% or 3 850 tons less than the previous forecast of 74 250 tons. For groundnuts, the area estimate is 43 400 ha, with an expected yield of 1,62 t/ha.

The production forecast for sorghum remained unchanged at 137 220 tons. The area estimate for sorghum is 37 200 ha and the expected yield is 3,69 t/ha.

In the case of dry beans, the production forecast is 55 995 tons. The area estimate of dry beans is 42 900 ha, with an expected yield of 1,31 t/ha.


Please note that the fourth production forecast for summer field crops for 2022 will be released on 26 May 2022.

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.

Somergewasse – 2022

Kommersiële mielies

Die grootte van die verwagte kommersiële mielie-oes is op 14,723 miljoen ton gestel, wat 0,27% of 39 300 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 14,684 miljoen ton. Die skatting van die oppervlakte onder mielies is 2,623 miljoen ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 5,61 t/ha is.

Die geskatte mielie-oes is 10% kleiner as die 2021-oes. Die drie belangrikste mielieproduserende gebiede, naamlik die Vrystaat, Mpumalanga en Noordwes provinsies, gaan na verwagting 82% van die 2022-oes produseer.

Die oppervlak onder witmielies is 1,575 miljoen ha en vir geel­mielies is die oppervlak 1,048 miljoen ha.

Die produksieskatting van witmielies is 7,553 miljoen ton, 0,22% of 16 500 ton minder as die 7,570 miljoen ton van die vorige skatting. Die opbrengs van witmielies is 4,80 t/ha. In die geval van geelmielies is die produksieskatting 7,170 miljoen ton, wat 0,78% of 55 800 ton meer is as die 7,114 miljoen ton van die vorige skatting. Die opbrengs van geelmielies is 6,84 t/ha.

Die opbrengs-bepaling per ha vir die Mpumalanga provinsie is gebaseer op wetenskaplike en objektiewe resultate verstrek deur die LNR. Neem kennis dat die objektiewe resultate vir die Vrystaat en Noordwes provinsies, in Mei 2022 gerapporteer sal word.

Sonneblomsaad: Die produksieskatting vir sonneblomsaad is 963 000 ton, wat 0,37% of 3 550 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 959 450 ton. Die oppervlakteskatting vir sonneblomsaad is 670 700 ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 1,44 t/ha is.

Ander gewasse

Die produksieskatting van sojabone is onveranderd gelaat op 1,886 miljoen ton. Die geskatte oppervlakte beplant van sojabone is 925 300 ha en die verwagte opbrengs is 2,04 t/ha.

Die verwagte grondbone-oes is op 70 400 ton gestel, wat 5,19% of 3 850 ton minder is as die vorige skatting van 74 250 ton. Vir grondbone is die oppervlakteskatting 43 400 ha, terwyl the verwagte opbrengs 1,62 t/ha is.

Die produksieskatting van sorghum is onveranderd gelaat op 137 220 ton. Die oppervlakteskatting vir sorghum is 37 200 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 3,69 t/ha.

In die geval van droëbone is die produksieskatting 55 995 ton. Die oppervlakte beplant met droëbone is 42 900 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 1,31 t/ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die vierde produksieskatting vir somer­gewasse vir 2022, op 26 Mei 2022 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.

Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Preliminary area planted and production estimate  2022  Voorlopige oppervlakte- en produksieskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Production
Produksie
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Change
Verandering
2022 2022 2021 2021
Ha Tons Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (B) ÷ (D)
Non-commercial agriculture / Nie-kommersiële landbou
  White maize / Witmielies 279 240 461 080 276 100 445 335 +3.54
  Yellow maize / Geelmielies 88 800 195 145 86 800 191 105 +2.11
Maize / Mielies 368 040 656 225 362 900 636 440 +3.11

The preliminary area planted to maize in the non-commercial agricultural sector is estimated at 368 040 ha, which represents an increase of 1,42%, compared to the 362 900 ha of the previous season. The expected maize crop for this sector is 656 225 tons, which is 3,11% more than the 636 440 tons of last season. It is important to note that about 51% of the maize produced in the non-commercial sector, is planted in the Eastern Cape, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 23%.

Die voorlopige oppervlakte beplant met mielies in die nie-kommersiële landbou-sektor word geskat op 368 040 ha, wat 'n toename van 1,42% verteenwoordig in vergelyking met die 362 900 ha van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte mielie-oes van dié sektor is 656 225 ton, wat 3,11% meer is as die 636 440 ton van die vorige seisoen. Dit is belangrik om daarop te let dat ongeveer 51% van die mielies wat geproduseer word in die nie-kommersiële sektor, in die Oos-Kaap geplant word, gevolg deur KwaZulu-Natal met 23%.

Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Area   2000-2022   Oppervlakte
Area planted to non-commercial maize: 2000-2022 graph
Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Production   2000-2022   Produksie
Production of non-commercial maize: 2000-2022 graph
Winter cereals / Wintergewasse
Intentions to plant  2022  Voorneme om te plant
Crop / Gewas Intentions ¹
Voorneme ¹
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final estimate
Finale skatting
Change / Verandering
2022 2021 2021
Ha Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (A) ÷ (B)
Wheat / Koring 538 350 523 500 2 257 205 +2.84
Malting barley / Moutgars 109 100 94 730 331 100 +15.17
Canola 120 000 100 000 197 000 +20.00
Cereal oats / Hawermout 29 150 36 250 69 950 -19.59
Sweet lupins / Soetlupine 25 000 22 000 28 600 +13.64
Total winter cereals / Totaal wintergewasse 821 600 776 480 2 883 855 +5.81

¹  Based on conditions at the middle of April 2022.
¹  Gebaseer op toestande soos teen middel April 2022.

Wheat / Koring
Intentions to plant  2022  Voorneme om te plant
Province / Provinsie Intentions
Voorneme
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final estimate
Finale skatting
2022 2021 2021
Ha Ha Tons
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap 350 000 360 000 1 260 000
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 35 250 35 500 269 800
Free State / Vrystaat 95 000 70 000 353 500
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 4 000 3 800 25 080
KwaZulu-Natal 8 500 8 500 53 975
Mpumalanga 4 000 4 100 27 470
Limpopo 26 500 26 500 172 250
Gauteng 1 100 1 100 6 930
North West / Noordwes 14 000 14 000 88 200
Total / Totaal 538 350 523 500 2 257 205
Wheat / Koring
Area planted   2010-2022   Oppervlakte beplant
Area planted to wheat: 2010-2022 graph
Malting barley / Moutgars
Area planted   2010-2022   Oppervlakte beplant
Area planted to malting barley: 2010-2022 graph
Canola
Area planted   2010-2022   Oppervlakte beplant
Area planted to canola: 2010-2022 graph

Winter cereal crops / Wintergewasse
Intentions to plant for 2022 / Voorneme om vir 2022 te plant

Winter cereal crops – 2022

Producers' intentions to plant winter cereals are mainly based on the results of a non-probability survey conducted by the Directorate: Statistics and Economic Analysis of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development and reflects the position as at the middle of April 2022. Inputs were also received from the representatives of the respective Provincial Departments of Agriculture and the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP).

The figures for wheat represent the total number of hectares that are intended to be planted for grain, excluding any hectares that will be planted for fodder and grazing.

Early indications are that producers intend to plant 538 350 ha of wheat for the 2022 production season. This is 2,84% or 14 850 ha more than the 523 500 ha planted to wheat in 2021.

The main producing areas are within the Western Cape with 350 000 ha (65%), followed by the Free State with 95 000 ha (18%) and the Northern Cape with 35 250 ha (7%).

The expected area planted to malting barley is 109 100 ha, which is 15,17% or 14 370 ha more than the 94 730 ha of the previous year.

The expected area planted to canola is also 120 000 ha, which is 20,00% or 20 000 ha more than the 100 000 ha planted in 2021.

Producers intend to plant 29 150 ha of cereal oats, which is 19,59 or 7 100 ha less than the 36 250 ha of the previous season.

The expected area planted to sweet lupins is 25 000 ha.


Please note that the preliminary area estimate of winter crops for 2022 will be released on 27 July 2022.

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

Produsente se voorneme om wintergewasse te plant is hoof­saaklik gebaseer op die resultate van 'n nie-ewekansige opname onderneem deur die Direktoraat: Statistiek en Ekonomiese Analise van die Departement van Landbou, Grondhervorming en Landelike Ontwikkeling en weerspieël die situasie teen die middel van April 2022. Insette is ook ontvang vanaf die verteenwoordigers van die onderskeie Provinsiale Departemente van Landbou en die Buro vir Voedsel- en Landboubeleid (BFAP).

Die syfers vir koring verteenwoordig die totale aantal hektare wat werklik beplant gaan word vir graan, uitgesluit alle hektare wat beplant gaan word vir groenvoer en weiding.

Vroeë aanduidings is dat produsente van voorneme is om 538 350 ha koring te plant vir die 2022-produksie-seisoen. Dit is 2,84% of 14 850 ha meer koring aangeplant as die 523 500 ha in 2021.

Die grootste produserende gebiede is in die Wes-Kaap, met 350 000 ha (65%), gevolg deur die Vrystaat met 95 000 ha (18%) en die Noord-Kaap met 35 250 ha (7%).

Die verwagte aanplantings van moutgars is 109 100 ha – 15,17% of 14 370 ha meer as die 94 730 ha van die vorige jaar.

Die verwagte aanplantings van canola is ook 120 000 ha, wat 20,00% of 20 000 ha meer is as die 100 000 ha wat aangeplant was in 2021.

Produsente is van voorneme om 29 150 ha hawermout te plant, wat 19,59% of 7 100 ha minder is as die 36 250 ha van die vorige seisoen.

Die verwagte aanplantings van soetlupine is 25 000 ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die voorlopige oppervlakteskatting vir wintergewasse vir 2022 op 27 Julie 2022 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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