Good guidance on what to sow

Author: | Date: 16 Feb 2016

Man stands on dirt road looking upon a crop field

SARDI senior scientist Rob Wheeler.

South Australian grain growers considering which crop varieties to sow next season now have access to a useful resource to assist with their decision making. The SA Research and Development Institute (SARDI) 2016 Sowing Guide provides growers with data and guidance on the most important selection criteria for varieties of wheat, barley, lupins, vetch, chickpeas, canola, oats, lentils, field peas, triticale and beans. SARDI senior scientist Rob Wheeler says the guide also includes information about Plant Breeder’s Rights and herbicide tolerance of cereal and pulse varieties.

Mr Wheeler says the publication incorporates results from the National Variety Trials (NVT) program, an initiative of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). Compiled by SARDI officers, the guide is sponsored by the SA Grain Industry Trust (SAGIT) in association with Primary Industry and Regions SA (PIRSA) and the GRDC. The resource has been mailed to SA growers and can also be viewed and downloaded via the SA Sowing Guide 2016 on the GRDC website. SARDI is the research arm of Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA).

For further information

Rob Wheeler, SARDI 

08 8313 9480 


Sharon Watt, Porter Novelli

0409 675100

Region South