Grains and other crops
Victoria has 6,929 grain farm businesses covering over 3.5 million hectares of land.
Wheat is Victoria's largest crop, followed by barley, canola, oats and lentils.
Many farmers also cut grain crops – primarily oats and vetch – for hay.
Combined the Gross Value of Production (GVAP) is over $1.6 billion.
Some key industry groups listed below also offer valuable data, information and opportunities. These include:
- Australian Grain is a bi-monthly magazine providing technical and marketing information to the Australian grain industry.
- Grain Traders in Australia help trade crops in the local and global market. These crops may include: sorghum, wheat, barley, hay, oats, vetch seed, maize, canola, mung beans, soy beans, cotton seed, millet, triticale, and chick peas. Each has varying commodity prices, which are usually affected by certain market conditions such as law of supply and demand and other economic factors like oil prices.
Victorian Winter Crop Summary
Descriptions of current crop varieties and summaries of last season's trial yield data.
Climate and agriculture
Resources to help farmers with decision-making around modifying annual production systems
2015 Cereal Disease Guide
Latest disease management information and resistance ratings for cereal crops.