Winter crop plantings jump by 26 per cent

A SOUND start to the cropping season has been reflected in Rabobank’s latest crop forecast which expects a 26 per cent increase in the area planted.

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Rabobank has forecast a 26 per cent increase in the area of winter crop planted. Picture Mark Saunders.

In its 2020/21 Winter Crop Outlook, Rabobank expects the nation's crop planting to grow to 22.5 million hectares. This is 12 per cent above the five-year average.