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Preliminary segregation plan for the 2021/22 harvest

 

Viterra has released our preliminary segregation plan for the 2021/22 harvest to help you plan for the season ahead.

Genetically modified canola

In January, Viterra sought feedback on your intention to grow genetically modified canola this season. We plan to have segregations available at:

  • Western region: Edillilie and Tumby Bay
  • Central region: Ardrossan, Owen and Port Pirie
  • Eastern region: Bordertown and Coonalpyn

Segregations are subject to change based on further feedback. We have selected these sites based on feedback received through the survey about where GM canola is expected to be grown. We have also considered how to best manage segregation and elevation capacity at sites.

We are confident in our ability to handle, segregate and store GM and non-GM crops. Our network is designed to receive and store multiple commodities and grades in separate segregations.

Preliminary segregation plan

Key changes for the 2021/22 harvest include:

  • Scope malt barley segregations will be confirmed based on end use market requirements, and
  • lentil cleaning grades will be reviewed based on seasonal conditions and end user demand.

The plans are subject to change based on further feedback and seasonal conditions.

We encourage feedback to your regional office to ensure we have segregations at sites across the network that meet your needs.

Changes to wheat variety classification

Prior to last harvest, we communicated receival changes for the 2021/22 harvest based on the removal of wheat varieties in line with Wheat Quality Australia’s (WQA) Wheat Variety Master List that have been delivered into the Viterra system. WQA has also published additional varieties which will be removed from the 2022/23 harvest as well. Once varieties are removed from our variety list, if they are delivered, the highest grade they can achieve is SFW1 feed grade.

These changes are in response to industry changes, end use customer needs and to ensure South Australian grain has access to markets.

Changes to wheat variety classification