Several tools and calculators were developed to help growers and advisors make more informed decisions.
Tools and calculators
Crop assessment rulers
These simple rulers are to be used in the paddock to help estimate dry matter in a cereal crop. There is a high rainfall version (higher plant population) and low rainfall version (lower pant population and wider row spacing). The rulers also contains hints to assess growth stage assessment of cereal crops and feed budgeting.
This tool describes a simple process to assess the feed value of a stubble based on the quantity of grain and green material in a stubble. It provides a rough benchmark for predicting weight changes in sheep grazing that stubble (NB: this tool was only tested in the HRZ of Victoria and caution should be used if applied in other regions).