Thanks to support from John Deere, Kondinin Group has engaged Dr David Stephens from Agrometeorology Australia to produce these maps for Kondinin Group members for the 2020 cropping season.
Yield prediction as at June 21 2020
The maps show shire boundaries and are produced as close to real-time after rainfall is recorded at 1000+ real-time rain stations across the country.
If an average finish to the season occurs from this early stage, above average yields should result over much of south-eastern Australia and higher rainfall areas of Western Australia and Queensland.
With below normal soil moisture and a dry start to the season, yields are likely to be below average for much of Queensland, the northern Mallee in Victoria, north-east Western Australia and the Esperance shire.
The ideal early start to the season in south-eastern Australia enhances the rankings in this region which is mainly sitting on good soil moisture profiles.
Farming Ahead will continue to publish these maps in print and online each month until November this year thanks to John Deere