Grains and Other Crops
Broadacre farmers in Victoria grow a range of crops on over 3 million hectares of land.
Wheat is Victoria's largest crop, followed by barley, oats, canola, field peas, lentils, faba beans, chickpeas, lupins and triticale. Many farmers also cut grain crops – primarily oats and vetch – for hay.
Grain production has expanded into southern Victoria in recent years as meat and wool producers seek to diversify their enterprises.
Victoria exported $1.81 billion worth of grain during 2011-12. Approximately 2.5 million tonnes of Victorian grain goes to meet domestic demand and approximately 2 million tonnes to export markets.
We offer specific services that drive improvements in productivity and net value and which support business management and decision-making by grain growers. We do this by working with advisers who are already working with grain growers in the industry.
Our work includes supporting grain growers' ability to respond to climate variability and working with industry to minimise the introduction and spread of invasive pest plants and animals.
|2013 Cereal Disease Guide
Latest disease management information and resistance ratings for cereal crops.
|Crop Disease Application for smartphones
Our Crop Disease Application brings crop variety and disease information to your phone.
Victorian Winter Crop Summary
Chemical spraying tips
Victoria's Grain Industry Profile
|Climate and agriculture
Resources to help farmers with decision-making around modifying annual production systems.