Click on the information below for relevant sowing guides in each of the states:
New South Wales
For many years Queensland grain growers have relied upon the annual Queensland wheat variety guide for information on the performance of new wheat varieties. While this guide is under the banner of NVT, it is a collaboration between the GRDC and Queensland’s Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) and will ensure the continued delivery of independent and accurate varietal information to the Queensland grains industry.
NVT Queensland Wheat Variety Guide 2013
Wheat production in Queensland (DPI QLD Website)
Barley production in Queensland (DPI QLD Website)
Chickpea production in Queensland (DPI QLD Website)
Sorghum production in Queensland (DPI QLD Website)
2012 Wheat Varieties Guide [PDF 549KB]
2011 Wheat Varieties Guide [PDF 1736KB]
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Winter Crop Variety Sowing Guide
The complexities of modern technology, fluctuating markets and the vagaries of weather all contribute to the winter crop producer’s need for careful planning and management to optimise production and profitability.
Profitable winter crop growing demands higher production per unit area at lower cost per unit of production. This can only be achieved by increasing grain yields through economic adoption of new or improved technology.
The aim is not higher total production, but greater productivity from the resources invested in crop production, along with total sustainability of the farm business. Profit depends on choosing the most suitable variety for each paddock and sowing time and matching this to available markets.
This guide helps to select the most suitable variety and contains updated technical information from the latest research, extension and industry programs. It aims to assist growers to make better cropping decisions and higher profits. Consult your local agronomist or farm adviser for more specific advice.
SA Sowing Guide 2013
The 2013 SA Sowing Guide includes:
NVT Victorian Winter Crop Summary 2013
Victorian Winter Crop Summary (on DPI Vic Website)
Victorian Cereal Disease Guide 2012
Victorian Winter Crop Summary 2011 [PDF 2059KB]
Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia Website
Barley Variety Guide for WA 2013
Barley variety guide for 2012 - Western Australia
Wheat variety guide for 2012 - Western Australia [PDF 1988KB]
Wheat variety guide 2010 Western Australia
Canola variety guide Western Australia 2010