The Gunnedah Show Society will again be organising the AgShowsNSW/Suncorp Bank Dryland Wheat and Durum Championship competition for 2023.

This year marks the 25th anniversary for the competition and is open to growers entering their 2023 bread wheat and or Durum crop.

Eligibility requires crops to be within the Gunnedah shire boundary, a minimum area of 16 hectares of the one variety sown in one field, one entry for bread wheat and/or one entry for Durum per grower.

Points are awarded for yield, trueness to type, freedom from disease, evenness and condition, freedom from weeds and farming practices.

In the bread wheat competition there are four regions of NSW: northern, western central and southern. Gunnedah is in the central region and would be competing with towns such as Quirindi, Narrabri, Dubbo, Grenfell, Cowra Coonamble, Gilgandra, Inverell and others.

Local identities judge the local town competitions and the top five crops in each region are then judged with the winner of each region contesting the NSW state title.

In the Durum competition there are two regions: northern which features Bellata, Gurley, Coonamble, Moree and Narrabri. It also includes the central region of Gunnedah, Quirindi and Tamworth.

The cut off date for entries this year is October 15 with an anticipated judging date of October 20.

Entry forms will be available from the Gunnedah Show secretary, Nutrien Ag Solutions Gunnedah, or your local agronomist. For further information, contact Mark Goddard on 0429 662 592.

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