Viterra is inviting its grower customers to complete a planting survey. The questionnaire, which recently opened, enables the company to fine-tune its segregation plan for grain deliveries. The information from growers also helps Viterra to maintain market access for their grain and to ensure it meets the requirements of end use customers.
Viterra Operations Manager Michael says, “the survey asks growers about the commodities, varieties and hectares that they’ve sown for the season. It’s invaluable in helping us match our segregations and services to their needs”.
This year the survey includes genetically modified (GM) and non-GM canola, following the change passed by South Australian Parliament to allow GM crops to be cultivated in the state (except for Kangaroo Island).
“We have earmarked GM segregations at Edillilie, Tumby Bay, Ardrossan, Owen, Port Pirie, Bordertown and Coonalpyn, and it is important to get feedback on these sites,” Michael says.
Viterra is also seeking feedback as to whether growers intend to apply imidazolinone (IMI) chemicals to crops this season. This feedback helps the business to manage stocks and continue to meet different customer requirements.
The survey can be accessed on the Viterra website and has been distributed to grower customers by email, SMS and push notification. It is quick to fill out and growers who complete it (with a National Grower Register number) by Sunday 1 August, are eligible to win one of three $1000 donations to a community group of their choice.
Growers who would prefer to provide feedback over the phone, can contact their local operations coordinator, operations supervisor or Viterra on 1800 018 205.
Viterra will share a summary of results with grower customers by email and the Viterra website.