The purpose of production research is to gather information on the content of production related issues. The methods of production research could be primary research; this means researching via books and setting up focus groups to gather people’s opinions. Through this type research information is gathered to support producers to make informed decisions.
Cultivar Evaluation Trials
Information on cultivars planted by producers is of utmost importance. Reliable and if possible independent information regarding cultivars should be available to every producer. The Agricultural Research Council’s (ARC) statistical cultivar evaluation trail results for the different grain crops can be viewed in this section together with Grain SA who also started its own sorghum strip trials. The objective of the information is to evaluate the potential of cultivars in different environmental conditions, to finally determine which cultivars are the best adapted in a specific production regions.
Producer Related Research
Grain SA is aware that several different types of trials whether it is cultivar, plant density or row width related research, are planted by producers or farmers' associations. This section includes an initiative to collect all these trial data from producers and integrate it at national level. This is of benefit for grain producers to make informed decisions.
Production Research Gallery
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