GRDC manager National Variety Trials (north) Laurie Fitzgerald  (Photo: GRDC)

November 17, 2023

Queensland grain growers have an opportunity to fine-tune crop selections ahead of next year’s planting with the release of the 2024 Queensland Winter Crop Sowing Guide.

The guide uses updated results from the National Variety Trials (NVT) program and provides a source of information growers need to choose the most suitable variety for any given location and situation.

GRDC spokesperson Laurie Fitzgerald said the results of trials had been published online.

“The 2024 Queensland Winter Crop Sowing Guide draws on the advice, knowledge and experience of experts in the grains sector, as well as validated trial data to provide growers with information that will allow them to make informed choices ahead of next season,” Mr Fitzgerald said.

“Traditionally, growers have had to wait to access these results but now, growers can subscribe to receive NVT results as soon as they are published on the NVT website.”

“Growers can request results for the specific trials they are interested in, making it a perfectly tailored solution to access all year round, whenever growers or their advisers have time to start planning which crop variety to plant.

“All data is published postharvest, as soon as it is available, and the printed guide and pdf are released later – but both in time to ensure growers can access the past year’s results in time to make variety decisions for next season and source the seed they want.”

The NVT program is the largest independent co-ordinated trial network in the world.

Each year, GRDC manages more than 650 trials across Asutralia, sown at over 300 locations for 10 crop species.

Download the 2024 Queensland Crop Sowing Guide or order a hard copy via 1800-110-044 (postage and handling charges apply).


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