4627.0 - Land Management and Farming in Australia, 2016-17 Quality Declaration 
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KEY FIGURES


CROP STUBBLE and/or TRASH MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, Australia, year ended 30 June 2017

2016-17
Movement since
2015-16
'000 ha
%

Area of crop residue managed
Grazed off
3 004
-28.9%
Incorporated into the soil
1 721
-8.9%
Removal by cool-moderate burn
2 169
37.9%
Removal by hot burn
1 412
55.8%
Retained standing
5 277
-31.9%
Retained on ground
5 729
22.9%
Windrowed and left
191
-3.5%
Windrowed and removed
673
3.6%

KEY POINTS:
  • In 2016-17 an estimated 25,600 agricultural businesses undertook some form of crop stubble and/or trash management practices over an area of 21 million hectares.
  • The most common crop stubble and trash management practices were retained on ground, undertaken on 5.8 million hectares of crops; retained standing, undertaken on 5.3 million hectares; and grazed off , undertaken on 3 million hectares.
  • Western Australia had the largest area on which crop stubble and/or trash management practices were carried out (6.4 million hectares). New South Wales (including the ACT) had the second largest area, with 5.6 million hectares.

Crop Stubble and/or Trash Management, Hectares ('000), 2016-17
by Natural Resource Management Regions

Map: Crop stubble and/or trash management