Summer crops: area planted estimate and second production forecast (2022)
Somergewasse: oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting (2022)

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Area planted and second production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Second forecast
Tweede skatting
First forecast
Eerste 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 7 569 550 7 535 100 1 691 900 8 600 000 +0.46
  Yellow maize / Geelmielies 1 048 000 7 114 500 6 992 850 1 063 500 7 715 000 +1.74
Total Maize / Totale Mielies 2 623 000 14 684 050 14 527 950 2 755 400 16 315 000 +1.07
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad 670 700 959 450 914 350 477 800 678 000 +4.93
Soybeans / Sojabone 925 300 1 885 850 1 821 400 827 100 1 897 000 +3.54
Groundnuts / Grondbone 43 400 74 250 69 200 38 550 64 300 +7.30
Sorghum 37 200 137 220 146 590 49 200 215 000 -6.39
Dry beans / Droëbone 42 900 59 690 59 690 47 390 57 672
Total / Totaal 4 342 500 17 800 510 17 539 180 4 195 440 19 226 972 +1.49

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

Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad
Production   2010-2022   Produksie
Sunflower seed production: 2012-2022 graph
Soybeans / Sojabone
Production   2010-2022   Produksie
Soybeans production: 2012-2022 graph
Sorghum
Production   2010-2022   Produksie
Sorghum production: 2012-2022 graph
White and Yellow maize / Wit- en Geelmielies
Area planted and second production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en tweede 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 2 427 800 6 147 050 907 500 420 000 1 327 500 4 492 000 2 542 000 7 034 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
6 000 20 500 26 500 39 000 143 500 182 500 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 1 072 500 2 327 500 3 400 000 165 000 360 000 525 000 1 100 500 2 820 000 3 920 500
Limpopo
15 500 25 000 40 500 100 750 200 000 300 750 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 1 935 000 507 600 2 442 600 485 000 95 000 580 000 2 130 000 556 000 2 686 000
Total / Totaal
1 575 000 1 048 000 2 623 000 7 569 550 7 114 500 14 684 050 1 691 900 1 063 500 2 755 400 8 600 000 7 715 000 16 315 000
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad
Area planted and second production forecast  2022  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
2022 2022 2021 2021
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 2 500 3 000 1 100 1 320
Free State / Vrystaat 357 000 535 500 235 000 352 500
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 300 450 300 450
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 670 700 959 450 477 800 678 000
Soybeans / Sojabone
Area planted and second production forecast  2022  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
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 second production forecast  2022  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
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 33 250 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 28 000 18 000 27 000
Total / Totaal 43 400 74 250 38 550 64 300
Dry beans / Droëbone
Area planted and second production forecast  2022  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
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 15 500 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 9 000 6 500 9 750
Limpopo 10 400 20 800 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 59 690 47 390 57 672
Sorghum
Area planted and second production forecast  2022  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
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

The size of the expected commercial maize crop has been set at 14,684 million tons, which is 1,07% or 156 100 tons more than the previous forecast of 14,528 million tons. The revised area estimate for maize is 2,623 million ha, while the expected yield is 5,60 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 revised 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 7,570 million tons, which is 0,46% or 34 450 tons more than the 7,535 million tons of the previous forecast. The yield for white maize is 4,81 t/ha. In the case of yellow maize the production forecast is 7,114 million tons, which is 1,74% or 121 650 tons more than the 6,993 million tons of the previous forecast. The yield for yellow maize is 6,79 t/ha.

Please note that information from the objective yield survey by the ARC for the Mpumalanga province will be available in April 2022; and for the Free State and North West provinces in May 2022. The current yield figures are mainly obtained from producers in the different provinces.

Sunflower seed: The production forecast for sunflower seed is 959 450 tons, which is 4,93% or 45 100 tons more than the previous forecast of 914 350 tons. The revised area estimate for sunflower seed is 670 700 ha, while the expected yield is 1,43 t/ha.

Other crops

The production forecast for soybeans increased by 3,54% or 64 450 tons to 1,886 million tons. The revised 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 74 250 tons, which is 7,30% or 5 050 tons more than the previous forecast of 69 200 tons. For groundnuts, the area estimate is 43 400 ha, with an expected yield of 1,71 t/ha.

The production forecast for sorghum is 137 220 tons, which is 6,39% or 9 370 tons less than the 146 590 tons of the previous forecast. The revised 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 59 690 tons. The area estimate of dry beans is 42 900 ha, with an expected yield of 1,39 t/ha.


Please note that the third production forecast for summer field crops for 2022 will be released on 26 April 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

Die grootte van die verwagte kommersiële mielie-oes is op 14,684 miljoen ton gestel, wat 1,07% of 156 100 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 14,528 miljoen ton. Die hersiene skatting van die oppervlakte onder mielies is 2,623 miljoen ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 5,60 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 hersiene oppervlak onder witmielies is 1,575 miljoen ha en vir geelmielies is die oppervlak 1,048 miljoen ha.

Die produksieskatting van witmielies is 7,570 miljoen ton, 0,46% of 34 450 ton meer as die 7,535 miljoen ton van die vorige skatting. Die opbrengs van witmielies is 4,81 t/ha. In die geval van geelmielies is die produksieskatting 7,114 miljoen ton, wat 1,74% of 121 650 ton meer is as die 6,993 miljoen ton van die vorige skatting. Die opbrengs van geelmielies is 6,79 t/ha.

Neem kennis dat inligting van die objektiewe opbrengs-opname van die LNR vir die Mpumalanga provinsie, in April 2022 gerap­porteer word en vir die Vrystaat en Noordwes provinsies in Mei 2022. Die huidige opbrengs syfers is hoofsaaklik verkry vanaf produsente in die verskillende provinsies.

Sonneblomsaad: Die produksieskatting vir sonneblomsaad is 959 450 ton, wat 4,93% of 45 100 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 914 350 ton. Die hersiene oppervlakteskatting vir sonne­blomsaad is 670 700 ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 1,43 t/ha is.

Ander gewasse

Die produksieskatting van sojabone is verhoog met 3,54% of 64 450 ton na 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 74 250 ton gestel, wat 7,30% of 5 050 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 69 200 ton. Vir grondbone is die oppervlakteskatting 43 400 ha, terwyl the verwagte opbrengs 1,71 t/ha is.

Die produksieskatting van sorghum is 137 220 ton, wat 6,39% of 9 370 ton minder is as die 146 590 ton van die vorige skatting. Die hersiene oppervlakteskatting vir sorghum is 37 200 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 3,69 t/ha.

In die geval van droëbone is die produksieskatting 59 690 ton. Die oppervlakte beplant met droëbone is 42 900 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 1,39 t/ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die derde produksieskatting vir somer­gewasse vir 2022, op 26 April 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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