NVT know how for winter 2016

Author: Ellen McNamara | Date: 22 Feb 2016

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Neale Sutton, ACAS, recommends growers and advisors refer to the latest NVT results via the NVT website or Long Term Yield app to help them interrogate the yield performance and stability of individual crop varieties in the lead up to the winter cropping season.

Growers across New South Wales and Queensland making variety selection decisions for the 2016 winter cropping season can use recently released northern National Variety Trial (NVT) data on varieties and disease ratings to aid their decision making.

NVT is a national program, funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), which conducts comparative crop variety testing using standardised methods for trial management and data generation, collection and dissemination.

NVT general manager Neale Sutton, said all of the 2015 individual trial results had been uploaded to the NVT website and that the long term yield reports, which take into account five to seven years of data, were also available.

“NVT generates independent information for growers about the performance of newly-released varieties of winter field crops, relative to current commercial varieties grown in individual areas,” Mr Sutton said.

“Several innovative NVT apps were also recently released which enable growers to make informed and on-the-spot management decisions to improve crop productivity and profitability.

“The NVT Long Term Yield Reports app, which is available at your app store or can be downloaded on your desktop, is a powerful tool that gives Production Value (PV) data for every variety in every trial.

“It is an extremely effective tool for growers and advisors to interrogate the yield performance and stability of individual crop varieties in the lead up to the winter cropping season.”

Mr Sutton said users could view variety performance data across a range of yield groupings based on state, region or locality selections relevant to them.

“Users can also configure dynamic groups that combine data from multiple sites, including that from across state or region borders which they haven’t been able to do before,” he said.

“The other recently released app, the Crop Disease Au app, offers instantaneous access to current state specific disease resistance ratings, disease information and an extensive disease image library.

“NVT will be at the upcoming GRDC Updates in Coonabarabran and Goondiwindi if people wish to discuss the NVT data.”

Both apps are now live and available for Apple, Android and, in the case of the NVT Long Term Yield app, as a desktop tool. To download the apps visit the apps section of the NVT website.

For more information on the upcoming GRDC Grains Research Updates visit the GRDC website.

To register for the Coonabarabran and Goondiwindi events, contact John Cameron or Erica McKay, ICAN, on 02 9482 4930, or via e-mail

Contact Details

For Interviews

Neale Sutton, ACAS Limited
03 9889 4212, 0438 579 992


Ellen McNamara, Cox Inall Communications
0429 897 129

GRDC Project Code CAS00002, DAN00102, CSA00027, DAN00167

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