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Viterra seeks grower feedback on harvest segregations

Grain Central, May 22, 2024

Seeding in dry conditions this week on the Lower Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, where many crops are yet to germinate as growers anxiously await for a widespread break in the season. Photo: Bruce Morgan

Key changes include an overall increase in segregations for Nipper-type lentils, genetically modified canola and the recently accredited Commodus malting barley.

Based on a decline in plantings in South Australia, segregations for field peas and Spartacus, Compass and Planet malting barley have reduced.

Viterra general manager operations Gavin Cavanagh said the draft segregation plans are based on discussions with growers on what they plan to plant this year.

“We have been working with our grower customers to understand what they will grow this season and use this information to help inform our segregations, while also considering how we can maximise elevation capacity and minimise turnaround times during harvest,” Mr Cavanagh said.

“Particularly in areas where we are still working through requirements, for example the split between GM and non-GM canola in the Mid North, we will continue to seek feedback to help determine which sites will receive certain commodities or grades.”

Viterra has released its draft segregation plans early to give growers time to provide their feedback.

“As the season progresses, we will work closely with growers to understand their needs and make changes to the plans as required based on feedback and seasonal conditions.

“We encourage growers to get in touch to provide their feedback on what we are planning to receive at their local site to help us match segregations to their needs.”

Growers can provide feedback on Viterra’s draft segregation plans by contacting their local grower relationship manager, operations manager, or site contact.

Growers can also submit feedback online through a new form on the Viterra website.

In coming months, Viterra will also seek feedback on growers’ plantings through its annual planting survey, to help further inform the company’s segregations.

Source: Viterra

 

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