NVT Crop Sowing Guides
These guides summarise information on current commercially available varieties of grain crops grown in Australia. Sources of additional information are listed in each chapter.
These guides aim to prompt growers to ask themselves, ‘Am I growing the best variety for my situation?’ They can also be used as a guide for discussion with advisers and marketing agents.
The crop variety guides are supplementary to the National Variety Trials (NVT) Harvest reports. Visit the NVT website for more information.
Latest NVT Crop Sowing Guides
Victorian Crop Sowing Guide
The variety trials presented in this book are sourced from the NVT program. In Victoria, NVTs are fully funded by GRDC and, in 2021, field trial management was contracted to three service providers: Kalyx, Birchip Cropping Group and Southern Farming Systems.
Queensland Winter Crop Sowing Guide
The 2022 Queensland Winter Crop Sowing Guide contains the latest information for wheat, barley and chickpea varieties.
South Australian Crop Sowing Guide
The variety trial results presented in this guide are sourced from the NVT program and the National Vetch Breeding Program.
Western Australian Crop Sowing Guide
Welcome to the 2022 edition of the Crop Sowing Guide for WA, which introduces 27 new variety releases: three wheat, nine barley (three recently accredited for malt and six currently under malt evaluation), twelve canola, two field pea and a lentil.
New South Wales Crop Sowing Guide
Welcome to the 2021 edition of the Winter crop variety sowing guide, published each year by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI). The aim of this guide is to help grain growers and their advisers make better cropping decisions and higher profits from winter crops.
National Variety Trials (NVT)
Most of the information presented is sourced from the NVT program. NVT provides independent information on varieties for growers. The aim of NVT is to document a ranking of commercially available varieties in terms of grain yield, disease resistance, and grain quality information relevant to delivery standards.
Conducted to a set of predetermined protocols, NVTs are sown and managed as close as possible to local best practice such as sowing time, fertiliser application, weed management and pest and disease control, including fungicide application. NVTs are not designed to grow varieties to their maximum yield potential.
NVT Online provides access to independent results on the performance of recently released grain and field crop varieties. It is a national program of comparative crop variety testing with standardised trial management, data generation, collection and dissemination.
This is managed through an internet accessed database that ensures a common approach and uniformity across the system.
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