FTR resistance seed testing

Feb. 3, 2023 | 1 min read
Riverina and Central West farmers are being invited to send feathertop Rhodes grass seeds to the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) for free herbicide resistance testing, as researchers strengthen strategies to manage the weed.

New MD for Pacific Seeds

Feb. 2, 2023 | 1 min read
Advanta Seeds is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Short as managing director of Advanta’s Australian arm, Pacific Seeds. This appointment took effect from 2 January 2023.

Life goes on at Grochem

Feb. 2, 2023 | 1 min read
It’s business as usual for horticultural supplier, Grochem Australia, with long-standing supply agreements securely in place for its innovative range of herbicides, fungicides, pheromones and other specialty products.

Insecticide resistance rising in pest aphids

Dec. 28, 2022 | 4 min read
With insecticide resistance on the rise, it is important for the Australian agricultural industry to keep up-to-date on current trends and management practices to best respond to resistance risks,

Ask an expert: Crop competition on weeds

Dec. 28, 2022 | 4 min read
‘How does crop competition support other weed control tactics?’ with Chris Davey, WeedSmart southern extension agronomist.

Why IPM is important in resistance management

Dec. 28, 2022 | 2 min read
Insecticide resistance is not as top of mind for growers as herbicide resistance in weeds. However, with insecticides, the set of challenges is different, and the alternatives are not as extensive.

‘Mini-rotation’ to turn the tables on resistance

Dec. 27, 2022 | 3 min read
Although all farmers are very familiar with the principles of crop and chemical rotation, not everybody makes changes as often they should.

Be covered from A to Z for blowflies and lice

Dec. 27, 2022 | 2 min read
With another big blowfly season ahead of us, blowfly prevention product use is going to once again be heavily relied upon.

Breeders looking years ahead of grain harvest

Dec. 26, 2022 | 4 min read
As Australia’s grain harvest kicks off, activity is also building for the country’s crop breeders.

Pasture Trials Network’s independent variety data

Dec. 26, 2022 | 3 min read
The Pasture Trials Network (PTN) offers independent, robust and up to date grazing feed-base variety performance information on a range of pastures.

Terrad’or: next-gen spike makes a splash

Dec. 26, 2022 | 2 min read
Nufarm’s Terrad’or is already proving a success story across the country, less than two years since its launch.

Resistance management doesn’t stop…

Dec. 26, 2022 | 2 min read
Challenging weather conditions over the last few years has put Australian farmers under extreme pressure to control an increase in weeds, insect pests and disease.

Innovative products, the right time, the right way

Dec. 26, 2022 | 2 min read
Syngenta, global leaders in plant health science, brought together agronomists, advisors, consultants and growers from across Australia for the launch of two breakthrough products for horticulture last month.

Nuseed’s dedicated team to support canola

Dec. 25, 2022 | 3 min read
Canola growers have even more choice than ever before, and seed companies are releasing new varieties each season that promise better yields and enhanced disease protection. So, helping a grower decide which variety is going to perform best in their specific growing conditions is a complex task for advisers.

“Seeds are our business, our only business”

Dec. 25, 2022 | 3 min read
Tatiara Seeds has been in operation since 1976. It began in Bordertown (SA) in the heart of the Tatiara, with one processing plant and a single operator, Graham Ramsdale. Now Tatiara Seeds operates at both Bordertown and Keith with a total of 10 processing plants and employing over 40 people.