Soya bean crop quality report

Published: 04/05/2023

The final commercial crop figure of the 2021/22 season, as overseen by the National Crop Estimates Liaison Committee (CELC), is 2 230 000 tons. This unprecedented record crop represents an almost 18% increase year-on-year. The major soya bean producing provinces, namely the Free State and Mpumalanga, contributed 73% of the total crop.
This is the eleventh annual soya bean crop quality survey performed by The Southern African Grain Laboratory (SAGL) NPC.
A total of 81% (121) of the 150 samples analysed for the purpose of this survey were graded as Grade SB1, while 29 (19%) of the samples were downgraded to COSB (class other soya beans). During the previous two seasons, 20% (2020/21) and 27% (2019/20) of the samples were downgraded to COSB. The percentage samples containing sclerotia from the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum was equal to that of the previous season, namely 43%.
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