Still the best crop summary, only the name has changed
26 November 2019
Agriculture Victoria's flagship crop research publication, formerly known as the Winter Crop Summary, is available now as the Victorian Crop Sowing Guide.
Published in partnership with the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), the guide provides the most up-to-date information on crop variety performance and crop disease resistance ratings at a time when growers are thinking about next year's sowing programs.
It contains the latest grain yield and quality data on major winter crops grown in Victoria from the National Variety Trials (NVT) program, including the latest data and ratings on newly released varieties.
Agriculture Victoria Grains Industry Network Program Manager Kellyanne Harris said the annual sowing guide is a significant piece of work from agronomists and crop disease experts within Agriculture Victoria and is valued resource for growers.
"Growers use this publication to develop a very clear picture about what varieties best suit their situation," she said.
"Growers tell us they also use the guide to test their thinking and the thinking of their consultants, advisers and marketing agents."
Most of the grain yield and quality data provided in the summary is sourced from the GRDC National Variety Trail (NVT) program of comparative crop variety testing, with data from some breeding trials added to the information available.
Results from the NVT program are also used by pathologists to determine disease resistance ratings presented in the Victorian Crop Sowing Guide.
Overall, the summary brings together NVT data from the previous five seasons, long term multi-environment trial yield predictions, disease ratings, quality data and agronomic information.
The latest 2019 NVT data will also be available early in 2020 via nvtonline.com.au.
Visit the GRDC website to download the 2020 Victorian Crop Sowing Guide.
Contact Name: Deb Banks
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