Queensland Expects Biggest Wheat Crop In Decade

Queensland's 2008 wheat crop is expected to be more than double output in 2007 a farmer's lobby predicted Tuesday.

However storage is likely to be a problem this year as much of the nation's bumper 2.7mmt sorghum crop still remains in storage silos looking for a home.

Output is likely to be in the region of 2.0mmt, amking it the largest crop in a decade, compared to 910,000mt in 2007.

Harvesting will begin in the next few weeks and is usually completed by the end of November.

Western Australia is the nation's largest producing state, usually accounting for around 45% of total national output.