MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS
- Before and after planting, clean equipment paying particular attention to silos, bins, augers and other equipment used for pickled grain.
This will help to prevent harvested grain from being contaminated.
- If planting a genetically modified (GM) crop, meet the specific requirements defined for that technology, such as in the licence or agreement.
OTHER PRACTICES TO CONSIDER IN YOUR GRAIN FARMING ENTERPRISE
- Ensuring the integrity of seed used for planting by using seed that is:
- Labelled and traceable.
- Tested to assure variety is what you expect.
- Treated prior to sowing to prevent disease where needed.
- Commercially sourced when required (particularly for canola).
- Matching crop choice to paddocks based on weeds, pests, diseases, nutritional constraints, rotational history and resistance management.
- Recording the seed variety sown, source of seed, seed treatments and sowing contractors (if used) for each paddock.
- Keeping records of all cleaning operations if seed treatment has been used.