SOUTH Australian bulk handler Viterra has released its preliminary segregation plan for the 2017-18 season, and is inviting growers to start the feedback process.
The draft plan, available on Viterra’s Ezigrain website, offers similar segregations to last year with some adjustments around pulses and malting barley.
Viterra’s group operations manager, Michael Hill, said he encouraged growers to provide feedback on the plan.
“We’re looking to make adjustments based on the potential for additional lentil plantings and some growers electing to move into emerging malting varieties. This will be based on grower feedback,” Mr Hill said.
“Growers have started seeding so they know what they need from us. We’re asking them to contact their local operations co-ordinator listed on the plan and let us know whether the segregations meet their needs.
“The plan is subject to change as we continue to consult with growers and Strategic Site Committee chairs and monitor seasonal conditions.”
Some sites are looking at having up to six malting barley and 11 pulse segregations open in the 2017 harvest.