The national grains industry stewardship program, now referred to as the National Grain Guide, has been released with the support of eight grain industry bodies across Australia.
Several years in the making, the guide, titled Growing Australian Grain: Safely Managing Risks with Crop Inputs and Grain On Farm, was launched at the Australian Grains Industry Conference in Melbourne on Monday.
But while the guide is a voluntary code, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association continues to oppose its introduction, saying it will inevitably be used for the development of a regulatory approach to stewardship in the grains industry in the future.
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Growers can download the guide at www.grainproducers.com.au