VITERRA has released its eagerly-anticipated preliminary segregation plan for the 2021-22 harvest, with sites to receive genetically-modified canola for the first time.
Viterra said in January it sought feedback on who planned to grow GM canola this season and decided to make 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," the SA bulk handler said.
"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."
Other key changes for the 2021-22 harvest include Scope malt barley segregations to 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," the company said.
A full list of all the segregations and changes to wheat variety classifications can be found at viterra.com.au
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