Grains Research and Development

Date: 29.10.2013

Quality is everything in seed retention

Author: Michael Thomson

With harvest underway, now is the time to think about how you will manage seed retention on your farm.

Paying close attention to the quality of your seed through regular testing, and discarding low germination seed, is one of the easiest ways to get your next season off to the best possible start.

Growers should harvest at low moisture and cool temperatures to help ensure the quality of your seed.

And at this time of year many farmers may also be thinking about the option of grain storage, and whether it would prove profitable on their farm.

To help with this significant decision, the GRDC has put together a handy Fact Sheet with a template containing a list of the relevant calculations.

The template can be used to calculate whether grain storage is suitable for a grower’s business.

The Fact Sheet can found at www.storedgrain.com.au.

Contact Details

Michael Thomson, Senior Consutant, Cox Inall Communications,
07 4927 0805,  0408 819 666
michaelt@coxinall.com.au

Region North