Cereal crop testing

We're working with the NSW Department of Primary Industries to encourage farmers to submit cereal stubble samples after the current harvest in a bid to fast-track disease identification.

The forward-thinking project is a way to ease the burden for wheat growers, with many facing challenges from ongoing wet weather and flooding.

This project will make it easier for growers to check retained cereal, such as wheat, durum and barley, for potential disease.

Kits are available from selected offices for farmers to collect cereal stubble samples after harvest to be sent free-of-charge to NSW Department of Primary Industries specialists for testing.

This allows us to quantify the level of inoculum across the state and work together to come up with management plans that will help growers and the industry.

The collaborative program uses samples to determine the spread of crown rot in NSW and shape strategies to fight cereal diseases.

This program is supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation - project code DPI2207-04RTX.

Sample kits are available at the following Local Land Services offices:

  • Moree - 02 6750 9000
  • Narrabri - 02 6790 7600
  • Gunnedah - 02 6742 9200
  • Scone - 02 6540 2400
  • Dubbo - 02 6841 6500
  • Forbes - 02 6850 1600
  • Wagga Wagga - 02 6923 6300
  • Deniliquin - 03 5881 9900.

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