The aim of this annually updated guide is to help grain growers and their advisers make better cropping decisions and higher profits from winter crops.
Profit depends on choosing the most suitable variety for each paddock and sowing time, optimising tactical crop management to achieve the chosen variety’s yield potential, and matching the end product of both variety choice and management to available markets.
Complex modern technology, fluctuating markets and the vagaries of seasonal conditions also affect your decision making, contributing to the winter crop producer’s need for careful planning and management to optimise productivity and profitability.
Carefully consider the range of information contained in this guide, how it can be applied to your farm business, and consult your local agronomist or farm adviser for more specific advice.
Please note: On page 2 of Table 67, Cereal seed dressings – 2017: Control of seed-borne disease, the information for Systiva is missing in the printed edition.