Summer crops: area planted and second production forecast (2021)
Somergewasse: oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting (2021)

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Preliminary area planted estimate  2021  Voorlopige oppervlakteskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Second forecast
Tweede skatting
First forecast
Eerste skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale skatting
Change
Verandering
2021 2021 2021 2020 2020
Ha Tons Tons Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (B) ÷ (C)
Commercial / Kommersieël
  White maize / Witmielies 1 691 900 8 795 890 8 799 360 1 616 300 8 547 500 -0.04
  Yellow maize / Geelmielies 1 063 500 7 125 900 7 049 600 994 500 6 752 500 +1.08
Total Maize / Totale Mielies 2 775 400 15 921 790 15 848 960 2 610 800 15 300 000 +0.46
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad 477 800 696 290 712 940 500 300 788 500 -2.34
Soybeans / Sojabone 827 100 1 728 150 1 620 900 705 000 1 245 500 +6.62
Groundnuts / Grondbone 38 550 57 900 58 425 37 500 50 080 -0.90
Sorghum 49 200 187 670 170 590 42 500 158 000 +10.01
Dry beans / Droëbone 48 890 62 117 65 467 50 150 64 800 -5.12
Total / Totaal 4 196 940 18 653 917 18 477 282 3 946 250 17 606 880 +0.96

Note:  Estimate is for calendar year, for example production season 2020/2021 = 2021
Nota:  Skatting is vir kalenderjaar, byvoorbeeld produksie-seisoen 2020/2021 = 2021

Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad
Production   2010-2021   Produksie
Sunflower seed production: 2010-2021 graph
Soybeans / Sojabone
Production   2010-2021   Produksie
Soybeans production: 2010-2021 graph
Sorghum
Production   2010-2021   Produksie
Sorghum production: 2010-2021 graph
White and Yellow maize / Wit- en Geelmielies
Area planted and second production forecast  2021  Oppervlakte beplant en tweede produksieskatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Second forecast
Eerste skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
2021 2021 2020 2020
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 4 500 31 500 36 000 400 3 400 3 800 3 600 30 600 34 200
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap
3 400 41 000 44 400 40 290 615 000 655 290 3 400 43 100 46 500 40 300 633 900 674 200
Free State / Vrystaat
907 500 420 000 1 327 500 4 719 000 2 394 000 7 113 000 855 000 365 000 1 220 000 4 700 000 2 209 000 6 909 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
6 000 18 000 24 000 39 000 131 400 170 400 5 500 17 000 22 500 35 200 119 000 154 200
KwaZulu-Natal
50 000 55 000 105 000 310 000 418 500 728 000 47 000 55 000 102 000 298 400 434 500 732 900
Mpumalanga
165 000 360 000 525 000 1 023 000 2 520 000 3 543 000 160 000 353 000 513 000 872 000 2 347 500 3 219 500
Limpopo
16 500 21 000 37 500 112 200 168 000 280 200 15 000 18 000 33 000 105 000 126 000 231 000
Gauteng
58 000 50 000 108 000 365 400 335 000 700 400 55 000 50 000 105 000 297 000 330 000 627 000
North West / Noordwes
485 000 95 000 580 000 2 182 500 513 000 2 695 500 475 000 90 000 565 000 2 196 000 522 000 2 718 000
Total / Totaal
1 691 900 1 063 500 2 755 400 8 795 890 7 125 900 15 921 790 1 616 300 994 500 2 610 800 8 547 500 6 752 500 15 300 000
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad
Area planted and second production forecast  2021  Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Second forecast
Tweede skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2021 2021 2020 2020
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 1 100 1 320 1 200 1 430
Free State / Vrystaat 235 000 364 250 260 000 444 600
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 300 450 300 750
KwaZulu-Natal
Mpumalanga 3 500 4 900 2 800 3 920
Limpopo 76 500 84 150 65 000 65 000
Gauteng 4 400 5 720 4 000 5 600
North West / Noordwes 157 000 235 500 167 000 267 200
Total / Totaal 477 800 696 290 500 300 788 500
Soybeans / Sojabone
Area planted and second production forecast  2021  Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Second forecast
Tweede skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2021 2021 2020 2020
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 1 000 3 500 2 000 7 000
Free State / Vrystaat 365 000 693 500 315 000 519 750
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 3 100 7 750 1 500 3 000
KwaZulu-Natal 36 000 118 800 35 000 101 500
Mpumalanga 290 000 594 500 260 000 416 000
Limpopo 20 500 71 750 15 500 48 050
Gauteng 42 000 92 400 36 000 70 200
North West / Noordwes 69 500 145 950 40 000 80 000
Total / Totaal 827 100 1 728 150 705 000 1 245 500
Groundnuts / Grondbone
Area planted and second production forecast  2021  Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Second forecast
Tweede skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2021 2021 2020 2020
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 1 500 3 750 1 200 2 580
Free State / Vrystaat 16 000 23 200 11 000 15 400
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 50 50
Mpumalanga
Limpopo 3 000 6 600 2 900 5 220
Gauteng
North West / Noordwes 18 000 24 300 22 400 26 880
Total / Totaal 38 550 57 900 37 500 50 080
Dry beans / Droëbone
Area planted and second production forecast  2021  Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Second forecast
Tweede skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2021 2021 2020 2020
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap 100 150 100 150
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 350 700 350 700
Free State / Vrystaat 22 000 17 600 24 000 30 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 200 300 200 300
KwaZulu-Natal 3 000 3 600 2 900 3 480
Mpumalanga 6 500 10 075 6 600 8 250
Limpopo 9 500 19 000 8 400 13 440
Gauteng 840 1 092 600 780
North West / Noordwes 6 400 9 600 7 000 7 700
Total / Totaal 48 890 62 117 50 150 64 800
Sorghum
Area planted and second production forecast  2021  Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Second forecast
Tweede skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2021 2021 2020 2020
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap
Free State / Vrystaat 10 500 39 900 8 000 35 200
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 500 2 250 1 200 4 200
Mpumalanga 9 400 52 640 8 500 46 340
Limpopo 17 000 52 700 16 000 41 950
Gauteng 300 1 080 300 960
North West / Noordwes 11 500 39 100 8 500 29 350
Total / Totaal 49 200 187 670 42 500 158 000

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Area estimate and second production forecast (2021) Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting

Summer field crops – 2021

Commercial maize: The size of the expected commercial maize crop has been set at 15,922 million tons, which is 0,46% or 72 830 tons more than the previous forecast of 15,849 million tons. The revised area estimate for maize is 2,755 million ha, while the expected yield is 5,78 t/ha.

The estimated maize crop is 4% bigger than the 2020 crop. The three main maize producing areas, namely the Free State, Mpumalanga and North West provinces are expected to produce 84% of the 2021 crop.

The revised area estimate for white maize is 1,692 million ha and for yellow maize the area estimate is 1,063 million ha.

The production forecast of white maize is 8,796 million tons, which is 0,04% or 3 470 tons less than the 8,799 million tons of the previous forecast. The yield for white maize is 5,20 t/ha. In the case of yellow maize the production forecast is 7,126 million tons, which is 1,08% or 76 300 tons more than the 7,050 million tons of the previous forecast. The yield for yellow maize is 6,70 t/ha.

Please note that information from the objective yield survey by the ARC for the Mpumalanga province will be available in April 2021; and for the Free State and North West provinces in May 2021. The current yield figures are mainly obtained from producers in the different provinces.

Sunflower seed: The production forecast for sunflower seed is 696 290 tons, which is 2,34% or 16 650 tons less than the previous forecast of 712 940 tons. The revised area estimate for sunflower seed is 477 800 ha, while the expected yield is 1,46 t/ha.

Other crops

The production forecast for soybeans increased by 6,62% or 107 250 tons to 1,728 million tons. The revised estimated area planted to soybeans is 827 100 ha and the expected yield is 2,09 t/ha.

The expected groundnut crop has been set at 57 900 tons, which is 0,90% or 525 tons less than the previous forecast of 58 425 tons. For groundnuts, the area estimate is 38 550 ha, with an expected yield of 1,50 t/ha.

The production forecast for sorghum is 187 670 tons, which is 10,01% or 17 080 tons more than the 170 590 tons of the previous forecast. The revised area estimate for sorghum is 49 200 ha and the expected yield is 3,81 t/ha.

In the case of dry beans, the production forecast is 62 117 tons. The revised area estimate of dry beans is 48 890 ha, with an expected yield of 1,27 t/ha.


Please note that the third production forecast for summer field crops for 2021 will be released on 29 April 2021.

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 – 2021

Kommersiële mielies: Die grootte van die verwagte kommersiële mielie-oes is op 15,922 miljoen ton gestel, wat 0,46% of 72 830 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 15,849 miljoen ton. Die hersiene skatting van die oppervlakte onder mielies is 2,755 miljoen ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 5,78 t/ha is.

Die geskatte mielie-oes is 4% groter as die 2020-oes. Die drie belangrikste mielieproduserende gebiede, naamlik die Vrystaat, Mpumalanga en Noordwes provinsies, gaan na verwagting 84% van die 2021-oes produseer.

Die hersiene oppervlak onder witmielies is 1,692 miljoen ha en vir geelmielies is die oppervlak 1,063 miljoen ha.

Die produksieskatting van witmielies is 8,796 miljoen ton, 0,04% of 3 470 ton minder is as die 8,799 miljoen ton van die vorige skatting. Die opbrengs van witmielies is 5,20 t/ha. In die geval van geelmielies is die produksieskatting 7,126 miljoen ton, wat 1,08% of 76 300 ton meer is as die 7,050 miljoen ton van die vorige skatting. Die opbrengs van geelmielies is 6,70 t/ha.

Neem kennis dat inligting van die objektiewe opbrengs-opname van die LNR vir die Mpumalanga provinsie, in April 2021 gerapporteer word en vir die Vrystaat en Noordwes provinsies in Mei 2021. Die huidige opbrengs syfers is hoofsaaklik verkry vanaf produsente in die verskillende provinsies.

Sonneblomsaad: Die produksieskatting vir sonneblomsaad is 696 290 ton, wat 2,34% of 16 650 ton minder is as die vorige skatting van 712 940 ton. Die hersiene oppervlakteskatting vir sonne­blom­saad is 477 800 ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 1,46 t/ha is.

Ander gewasse

Die produksieskatting van sojabone is verhoog met 6,62% of 107 250 ton na 1,728 miljoen ton. Die geskatte oppervlakte beplant van sojabone is 827 100 ha en die verwagte opbrengs is 2,09 t/ha.

Die verwagte grondbone-oes is op 57 900 ton gestel, wat 0,90% of 525 ton minder is as die vorige skatting van 58 425 ton. Vir grondbone is die oppervlakteskatting 38 550 ha, terwyl the verwagte opbrengs 1,50 t/ha is.

Die produksieskatting van sorghum is 187 670 ton, wat 10,01% of 17 080 ton meer is as die 170 590 ton van die vorige skatting. Die hersiene oppervlakteskatting vir sorghum is 49 200 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 3,81 t/ha.

In die geval van droëbone is die produksieskatting 62 117 ton. Die hersiene oppervlakte beplant met droëbone is 48 890 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 1,27 t/ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die derde produksie­skatting vir somergewasse vir 2021, op 29 April 2021 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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