Best practice grains guide

Sarah Allen —  July 30, 2015
Best practice grains guideGrains industry chairmen Dan Cooper of NSW Farmers, Darren Arney of GPSA, Doug Clark of the WA Grains Group, Andrew Weidemann of Grain Producers Australia, Agforce’s Wayne Newton, Brett Hosking of the VFF, Andrew Carberry from Grain Growers and Duncan Young of WAFarmers all endorse the new National Grain Guide.

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.

Continue reading the full article here.



Growers can download the guide at


Sarah Allen


Headstrong girl leaves the country for the big smoke, vowing to pursue an edgy career, void of marriage, children and farming. Then, said girl moves to the country, marries a farmer and has two children. I don't know what went wrong either... Now, amid raising two little boys on a farm with my husband, I'm slowly finding time to reclaim my creative pursuits. And so was born Crosshatch Media...