Grains Research and Development

Date: 01.06.1999

Crops tested for 1999

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Results of trials undertaken by Agriculture Western Australia's Crop Variety Testing Group are now available from the Department. The 1999 Crop Variety Testing Trial Results offer variety evaluation trials designed to measure differences between varieties. The trials are also the basis for advice on expected yields of new and established varieties in all parts of WA.

Yield and quality information, where available, is presented for each trial, plus field observations recorded during the growing season.

The 1999 Crop Variety Testing Trial Results is available as a book or on CD-Rom.

Contact: Dean Diepeveen, Agriculture Western Australia 08 9368 3856.

And for SA...

Crop Harvest Report 1998/99 is available from Primary Industries and Resources SA (PIRSA), office of Rural Solutions. It includes agronomic and South Australia trial details for all major cereals, pulses, oilseeds and pastures. There are also tips on control measures for diseases and pests including snails and mice and comprehensive sections on crop nutrition and management. Results from SA's many field days are also covered.

Contact: Lyn Chapman, Kadina office 08 821 1555; fax 08 8821 108