Australia field peas area and production may decline by 4.85 and 24% respectively in 2017-18.

Field peas area in Australia has been forecast down by 4.85 % to 0.22 mln Ha for 2017-18 crop due to lower price realisation and bad weather condition in producing states.Peas production estimate has been reduced from 0.415-0.25 MMT. Australia had realised better yield due to congenial weather throughout the season. Canada dominance in peas export at cheaper price and ample availability in India have affected global price of peas. So bad weather and weak demand/price encouraged farmers to lower peas area.