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Seed Varieties 2015-2016

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi all

Please find our list for Seed available for 2015 - 2016 season, all going to plan

Never can tell what "curve balls" are going to be sent

Please remember that all seed is subject to availability.

As some seed is already SOLD OUT, feel free to put in your "Expressions of Interest" for the next season

Till then HAPPY FARMING and HAPPY HARVEST :)


Seed Varieties 2015-2016

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Pasture Seed Varieties

Cadiz Serradella

Cadiz Serradella is an early maturing variety of French Serradella available. Cadiz has an upright growth habit when ungrazed with good pod retention. This allows harvesting with convential open front headers. It also has a very low level of hard seed with high levels of germinability in the pod from. This removes the need for dehulling and results in thick, highly productive regeneration. Cadiz also has the ability that prevents full germination in late April, assisting from false breaks. It has good tolerance to red-legged earth mite and aphids after it has been established. Cadiz is well suited to well drained soils ranging from sand loams to poor standards when the PH is below 7. It is suitable for areas of at least 350mm rainfall. Cadiz is a versatile alternative in that it can be utilised as an add mix to yellow Serradella in permanent or long pasture leys. Can also be used as an inter row between rows of Tagasaste. Is excellent as a lush, highly palatable spring pasture for weaning young stock. It can also be used for hay or silage production where it could be mixed with Oats. Ensure good pre sowing weed control and sow at 5 to 7 kg/ha for a seed crop (no grazing) or sow at 10kg/ha for a grazing pasture / hay or silage green manure.

Margurita Serradella

A nutritious, palatable, persistent legume tolerant of acid soils with high levels of aluminium and well adapted to infertile deep sandy soils. Drought tolerant (deeper- root system than subterranean clover and pink serradella) Tolerates heavy grazing and low bloat risk. Extremely tolerant of aphids, Lucerne flea and red-legged earth mite at adult stage. Very high level of hard seed gives protection against false breaks. Competes well with weeds and makes good quality hay and silage. Efficient nitrogen fixer. Mainly used as a pasture plant, and suited for grazing, hay or silage. Useful as a pasture lasting 1-5 years as part of a phased pasture crop rotation. Will regenerate from seed after a short cropping period of 1-3 years. Can also be used as a longer term pasture in mixtures with perennial or annual grasses. Yellow serradella is best suited to regions with 250-700mm annual rainfall with a predominantly autumn-winter-spring distribution and relatively little summer rain. It is best on deep, well-drained lighter to medium loam soils. While there are some variety differences, it is well-adapted to acid soils tolerating exchangeable aluminium of 35% of CEC (cation exchange capacity) or more. It is not well-adapted to soils with pH above 7.0 (CaCl2). It is very persistent on difficult light soils.

(Dr. Angelo Loi, WA Department of Agriculture.)

Casbah Biserulla

Palatable and nutritious. Adapted to a wide range of acid and alkaline soil types. Tolerant of low soil fertility. Deep root system capable of extracting water and nutrients from depth. Tolerant of heavy grazing. Low bloat risk. Suppresses herbicide resistant weeds such as annual ryegrass and radish in cropping systems. Seed spread by livestock. High hard seed levels (>99%) protect against false breaks and assist long-term persistence. Few insect or disease problems. Ideal species for ley farming systems (1:1 rotation) Suitable for growing under trees or vines. Leafy, low growing, herbaceous plant growing to about 40cm tall, and with a deep root system. Leaves: Feathery (pinnate), up to 12 cm long, comprising 10 - 20 pairs of elliptic leaflets up to 10 mm long and 5 mm wide, covered in fine hairs. Flowers: Small, blue-purple, in groups of 3 to 5. Pods: 2 - 4 cm long, broad flat with deeply serrated margins. Each pod contains 15 - 20 seeds. Seeds: small, yellowish, heart-shaped; about 750,000 seeds/kg It can be used as a longer term pasture in mixtures with perennial or annual grasses, or as a pasture lasting 1 - 5 years as part of a phased pasture crop rotation. It will regenerate from seed after a short cropping period of 1 - 3 years. Biserulla is best suited to regions with 300 - 700 mm annual rainfall with a predominantly autumn-winter-spring distribution and relatively little summer rain. Annual rainfall requirements increase as the proportion of summer rainfall increases. It is adapted to well-drained fine textured soils (including sandy loams and clay loams) of acidic (as low as pH (Ca) 4.0) and alkaline reactions. It does not tolerate any waterlogging. Moderately frost tolerance.

(Dr. Angelo Loi, WA Department of Agriculture.)

Dalkeith & Nungarin Subterranean Clover

Tolerant of heavy grazing under set stocking. Vigorous seedlings provide good winter feed Very persistent in medium to high rainfall areas and other areas with infrequent cropping. Poor persistence on deep sands Insufficient hard seeded for reliable persistence in tight cropping rotations (1 year crop: 1 year pasture) Susceptible to germination following ‘false breaks’ Shallow-rooted, so unable to capture deeper soil moisture and susceptible to premature death in dry springs. Some older cultivars have high oestrogen levels contributing to ewe infertility. A prostrate self-regenerating annual pasture legume tolerant of heavy grazing that grows from autumn through to spring and buries its burrs. Suited to permanent and semi-permanent pastures and to crop rotations (with at least 2 years between crops). The subspecies subterranean is best suited to well drained acid soils, with the other subspecies, yanninicum and brachycalycinum, being suited to waterlogged acid and cracking neutral-alkaline soils, respectively. Adapted to winter-dominant rainfall area of southern Australia with annual rainfall 275 -1200 mm. Early flowering varieties suited to lower rainfall zone, later flowering varieties suited to higher rainfall zone. Can also be grown under irrigation. Prefers well-drained sandy loams to clay loams of moderate acidity (pHCaCl 4.5-6.5). Widely adapted to the agricultural areas of Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and parts of south-east Queensland with sufficient winter rainfall. Good frost tolerance.

(Phil Nichols (DAFWA) and Brian Dear (NSW DPI)

 

Seed Varieties 2015-2016

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Chickpea Varieties

PBA Ambar Chick Pea

Desi chickpea variety that combines early flowering, competitive yield and ascochyta blight resistance.

Ascochyta blight resistance is rated as (R) Resistant.

It is the earliest flowering and earliest maturing of all current varieties making it particularly well suited to short season environments.

Bushy growth habit and profuse branching helps to utilize good growing conditions.

Seed size is similar to GenesisTM 836 16g/100g.

A uniform seed size and light brown seed coat colour. Ambar is well adapted to most of the southern Australia with particular preference for the northern wheatbelt of Western Australia. Its early flowering habit makes it well suited to shorter growing season (low rainfall) environments.

 

Field Pea Varieties

 

PBA Wharton Field

PBA Wharton is early to mid-season flowering and early maturing (e.g. similar PBA Gunyah). It has a semi -leafless erect growth habit, pink flowers and shatter resistant pods like Kaspa. Its grain colour and size is similar to Kaspa but more spherical and smoother. PBA Wharton can be marketed as “Kaspa type” grain. PBA Wharton (tested as OZP0805) is a new superior yielding “Kaspa type” field pea. PBA Wharton combines disease resistance to the viruses PSbMV and BLRV and powdery mildew with higher soil boron toxicity tolerance PBA Wharton yields similarly to PBA Twilight in short to medium growing seasons. However its virus and powdery mildew resistance gives PBA Wharton a decisive advantage. PBA Wharton is the suggested variety for all other regions where a “Kaspa” pea type is preferred and where virus diseases and powdery mildew are a problem.

 

Lupin Varieties

PBA Barlock Lupin

PBA Barlock (tested as WALAN2325) is an early flowering and maturing high yielding Australian sweet lupin variety and has performed well across most regions and is suggested as a replacement for Mandelup and Tanjil in all lupin growing zones. PBA Barlock is Resistant (R) to anthracnose similar to Tanjil, moderately susceptible (MS) to brown spot, resistance to phomopsis stem blight is equivalent to Tanjil and Mandelup and resistant (R) to grey spot. PBA Barlock is tolerant to metribuzin herbicide and seems sensitive to label rates of Eclipse® and Brodal® + Eclipse®. PBA Barlock has improved resistance to pod shattering over

Mandelup (equivalent to Tanjil). PBA Barlock has grain quality that on average meets market requirements.

 

PBA Gunyidi Lupin

PBA Gunyidi (tested as WALAN2289) is a narrow-leafed lupin variety suitable as a replacement for current varieties in most lupin growing areas of Western Australia. PBA Gunyidi has been released as a potential Mandelup replacement that improves on Mandelup by having more shatter resistant pods. This will give growers the option of being able to harvest later without incurring significant losses. It flowers and matures early and is resistant to Metribuzin herbicide, but more susceptible to damage from Eclipse®. PBA Gunyidi is resistant to phomopsis stem blight is equivalent to Tanjil and Mandelup; PBA Gunyidi is resistant to anthracnose, better than Mandelup, moderately susceptible to Brown spot and susceptible to Grey Spot. Grey spot is not considered a threat to growing this variety.

 

PBA Jurien Lupin New- SOLD OUT

WALAN 2385 is a new narrow leaf lupin with potential yield improvement over existing varieties and is currently under production and may be released in 2014/15. Early trialling indicates that WALAN 2385 possess metribuzin tolerance similar to Coromup and seems sensitive to label rates of Eclipse® and Brodal® + Eclipse® similar PBA Barlock.

 


Seed Varieties 2015-2016

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Oat Varieties

Williams Oat

Williams was tested as WAOAT2332. It was bred by the National Oat Breeding program with research and technical input from the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) and the South

Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI). Williams was crossed as 98Q954-13-37. Short pedigree: Pennlo (P25144)/Murray (86Q845-59)//Carrolup (90Q209-21-34)/3/ (93Q496-13) TAM386 (Quaker-87-

151)/Carrolup. Williams is an early maturity milling oat and flowers slightly earlier than Carrolup and 7-10 days earlier than Kojonup. Williams is a mid-tall oat, slightly taller than Kojonup and about 10cm shorter than Carrolup and has good straw strength and standability. Williams is moderately resistant to stem rust and resistant to leaf rust in WA. It also has improved septoria resistance compared to Carrolup and Wandering. Hectolitre weight is similar to Kojonup and slightly lower than Carrolup. Screenings are similar to Carrolup and groat percent slightly lower than Carrolup and Mitika.

Bannister Oat

Mid-Season maturing variety High yielding, Pedigree from a number of parents including Echidna and Swan. Tall-dwarf with moderate stem diameter for hay production. Excellent disease resistance; less susceptible to Septoria than other varieties. Stem - MR-S. Leaf Rust and Bacterial blight - MR-S

Bannister is a tall dwarf oat variety. As a comparison to WA varieties it is taller than Kojonup but shorter than Carrolup and in the eastern states it is taller than Mitika. Bannister is considered to be mid-season variety in WA with a maturity 4 days earlier than Kojonup but 3 days later than Carrolup. In the eastern states Bannister is an early to mid-season variety with a maturity 3-4 days later than Mitika. Bannister is more susceptible to lodging than Kojonup and similar to Carrolup. Shattering resistance is similar to other dwarf varieties and is a marked improvement on Carrolup. Bannister has slower early vigour than Carrolup and Kojonup. Bannister has better disease resistance than old oat varieties with improved stem rust leaf rust and septoria resistance. It is similar to Carrolup and Kojonup for Barley yellow dwarf virus resistance and its Bacterial blight resistance is better than Kojonup and similar to Carrolup. Red leather leaf resistance is better than Carrolup and similar to Kojonup. Bannister is susceptible and intolerant to Cereal cyst nematode.

 


Seed Varieties 2015-2016

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Barley Varieties

IGB1334 IMI Tolerant Barley - SOLD OUT

New wave, early maturing, superior yielding Imidazolinone tolerant barley, agronomically similar to La Trobe

High yielding, early maturing Imidazolinone tolerant barley; yields on average 10-15% higher than Scope CL Plus

Good straw strength, lodging resistance and head retention over Scope CL Plus; similar plant architecture to LaTrobe. Robust disease resistance including good Powdery Mildew and net form of Net Blotch Resistance.

Short rachilla hair length, reducing itchiness. IGB1334T is an early maturing semi-dwarf barley. It has an erect growth habit and similar maturity to LaTrobe, which is earlier than Scope CL Plus.

IGB1334T is well suited to the low – medium rainfall areas of Australia and yields similarly to La Trobe

in these conditions. IGB1334T performs best when sown:

Low Rainfall (<380mm) best sown early May to mid-June

Medium Rainfall (380-480mm) best sown mid-May to early June; and

High Rainfall (>480mm) best sown mid-May to mid-June.

IGB1334T is undergoing the Barley Australia malting and brewing accreditation process. The variety

is currently classified as a feed.

IGB1334T has a similar disease resistance profile to La Trobe. It is resistant to CCN, offers good

Powdery Mildew (MR-MS) and Net Form of Net Blotch resistance (MR-MS).

Safety when there are concerns with plant back following Imidazolinone tolerant wheat and canola

Post-emergent control of brome and barley grass

Removal of self-sown wheat in barley crops

Earlier/dry sowing of barley into wheat stubbles becomes a safer option

Yield improvement on average of 10-15% over Scope CL Plus.

IGB1334T possesses excellent physical grain qualities; good grain size, with plumpness similar to

La Trobe and has good test weight.

IGB1334T has a similar height and plant architecture to LaTrobe , it has a short coleoptile and

an erect growth habit. IGB1334T has moderately good straw strength and head retention, an

improvement over Scope CL Plus and is similar to LaTrobe, IGB1334T has a short rachilla hair

length, reducing itchiness. The variety also has a high level of pre-harvest sprouting tolerance.

IGB1334T, in contrast to LaTrobe, does not express anthocyanin (redness); the base of the stem,

auricles and awns remain green.

Available for planting in 2016.

 

Rosalind Barley

Exceptionally high yielding, broadly adapted, mid maturing feed barley. Highest yielding barley variety in 2014 NVT nationally.

Broadly adapted, mid-maturing feed barley. Ideally suited to environments where yield and yield stability

is the top priority. Best performance observed with a May sowing. Good net form of net blotch and leaf rust resistance.

Good straw strength and head retention.

Available for planting in 2016. Rosalind is a mid-maturing, semi-dwarf barley and is a complex derivative largely from parents Lockyer and

Dash. It has an erect growth habit and a maturity which is later than La Trobe and earlier than Buloke.

Rosalind is a broadly adapted variety, performing well in all rainfall zones.

The ideal time of sowing for Rosalind is:

Low Rainfall (<380mm) best sown early May to end of May

Medium Rainfall (380-480mm) best sown early May to early June; and

High Rainfall (>480mm) best sown mid-May to mid-June.

Rosalind is a feed variety. Rosalind has a robust disease resistance profile. It is resistant to CCN, offers good leaf rust resistance, powdery mildew and net form of net blotch resistance.

Rosalind is exceptionally high yielding, with excellent yield stability and consistently out yielding Hindmarsh

and LaTrobe.

Rosalind possesses excellent physical grain qualities; good grain size, with plumpness similar to

La Trobe and has good test weight.

Rosalind has short coleoptile and moderate plant height and an erect growth habit; good straw strength and head retention; and good early vigour providing strong competitiveness against weeds.

The variety also has a high level of pre-harvest sprouting tolerance.


LaTrobe Barley

La Trobe - A Hindmarsh alternative with excellent yields in the low to medium rainfall environments and malting characteristics potentially well suited to export brewing industries. LaTrobe is an early maturing semi dwarf variety with exceptional yield potential in the low to medium production environments. LaTrobe disease profile net type net blotch (MR-MS), spot type net blotch (S-VS), powdery mildew (MR-MS), Scald (MR) and barley leaf rust (MS -S). It has excellent head retention, lodging resistance, good leaf disease resistance and good physical grain characteristics. La Trobe offers excellent test weights, which exceed Gairdner and Commander. Its grain plumpness is similar to Hindmarsh, surpassing both Baudin and Buloke. La Trobe also possesses good pre-harvest sprouting tolerance. Anticipate full malt accreditation by March 2015.

 

Flinders Barley

A mildew resistant, high yielding, potential export malting barley. This mid-late maturing barley has excellent yield potential in the medium to high rainfall zones exceeding both Gairdner and Commander. It also offers a good disease package being resistant to powdery mildew and has good leaf rust resistance based on the Rph20 gene. Flinders has superior malting characteristics with improved malt extract levels over Baudin. It has excellent straw strength and grain plumpness, and will be available to growers in 2015 pending final accreditation.

 

Fathom Barley

Fathom is an early maturing variety with broad adaption and consistently high yields. It has very low screenings, similar to Maritime and a higher test weight than Fleet. Fathom disease resistances profile to CCN (R), net type net blotch (MR ), spot type net blotch (MR), powdery mildew (MR-MS ) and barley leaf rust (MS - S). Fathom has a long coleoptile, good weed competitiveness and better straw strength than Fleet. Fathom is well suited to wider row spacing’s and is an alternative to Hindmarsh particularly where more reliable establishment and improved early vigour are sought.

 

Compass Barley (Pending Malt accreditation March 2017)

Compass (WI4593) is a new variety undergoing malting accreditation with potential for release to growers in 2015. It is closely related to Commander but is significantly higher yielding based on 2012 NVT data in SA. More evaluation is needed to confirm this difference across seasons. Compass has mid-season maturity and is agronomically similar to Commander. Compass has shown good physical grain quality with high retention and low screenings and moderate test weight. Compass has good resistance to CCN, net form net blotch, powdery mildew and root lesion nematode.

 

Hindmarsh Barley

Hindmarsh is an early spring, semi-dwarf, CCN resistant, food classified barley bred in Victoria that reaches awn peep 1–3 days earlier than Stirling and 7–9 days earlier than Buloke with late May sowing. With early July planting, Hindmarsh reaches awn peep 1–3 days later than Stirling and 5–7 days earlier than Buloke.

Hindmarsh is very popular with growers and it is expected to become a major barley variety (by area planted) Hindmarsh is a high yielding variety derived from Dash with erect leaves, excellent straw strength and intermediate resistance to scald and powdery mildew. On boron toxic soils, leaf symptoms will be evident. Hindmarsh has been classified as Food.

 

Scope CL Barley

Scope is tall barley that closely resembles Buloke in its grain yield, grain plumpness and agronomic performance

and phenology when grown in Western Australia. Unlike other barley varieties Scope is tolerant of the

imidazolinone chemistry herbicide Intervix®. Scope has full APMVA approval to be sprayed with the Crop Care

Clearfield® Production System herbicide Intervix® It also offers growers a barley option for sowing in rotations

where imidazolinone herbicides are used. Like Buloke, Scope is moderately resistant to powdery mildew and

has useful resistance to all other leaf diseases, except barley leaf rust. Genes for resistance to powdery mildew

are likely to be the same as that found in Buloke. Like Buloke, Scope is susceptible to lodging and head loss.

Scope has been accredited as a malt variety. During this transition phase Barley Australia have indicated that

co-binning of Buloke and Scope will not be allowed.

 


Seed Varieties 2015-2016

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Wheat Varieties

 

 

Bremer Wheat

Mace cross with Spear background WAGT328 is a longer season wheat option WAGT328 maintains low screenings and high relative hectolitre weight even under terminal drought stress. Yellow Spot- MS, Stem Rust- R, Stripe Rust- MR, and Leaf Rust- MR (including new WA pathotype) WAGT328 compliments main season variety Mace by sharing the same AH classification.

 

LongReach

Trojan Wheat

For medium to high rainfall areas Strengths: Very good rust package with stripe rust (MR), stem rust (MRMS) and leaf rust (MR). Boron tolerant (MT).Risks: Mid late maturity like Magenta so not suited to low rainfall areas unless growers are avoiding frost risk periods.

 

Impress Wheat (Clearfield)

A mid maturing, Wyalkatchem type, 2 gene imidazolinone wheat. It has been performing very well north of the great eastern hwy; significantly out yielding current CL + lines in Agzone’s 1, 2 and 4. This imi-Wyalkatchem has strong yellow spot resistance (MR-MSp) which is an advantage over other CL plus lines available at the moment. It also has a very large grain size. In Agzone’s 3, 5 & 6 it comes back to the pack with the other CL lines. Available for planting in 2015, pending final APW classification.

 

Supreme Wheat

Noodle Wheat - A supercharged Arrino alternative, with improved yield and udon noodle quality. This mid-short season variety is a significant yield improvement over Arrino (5-10%) and also has excellent udon noodle quality. IGW6042 also has an improved leaf disease package. Its best performance has been seen in the medium to high production zones.

 

Zen Wheat

Noodle Wheat Calingiri-Wyalkatchem type with superior yield and improved disease resistance. This mid-long season variety is a significant yield improvement over Calingiri (5-10%) and also has improved YLS resistance (MR-MSp), Leaf Rust (MR - MS* pathotype dependant) Stripe Rust (MR) Stem Rust (R-MR). It has good grain size similar to Calingiri and improved udon noodle quality over Calingiri. Available for planting in 2015, pending final ANW classification.

 

Hydra Wheat

High yielding, robust disease resistant variety, providing a diverse mid-season alternative. This variety has been yielding very well over a broad range of environments (matching or exceeding Mace in yield) and has excellent yellow leaf spot resistance (MRp). IGW3422 provides genetic diversity within growers programs as it comes from a Bonnie Rock and Strzelecki background (e.g.no Wyalkatchem). Also has a long coleoptile. Available for planting in 2015, pending final APW classification.

 

Harper Wheat

A tough, superior, alternative to Yitpi. This APW mid-long season variety provides a significant yield advantage over Yitpi with an improved disease resistance package. Similar good sprouting tolerance to yitpi. Amongst the best black point tolerance commercially available and has a long coleoptile.

 

Scepter Wheat - SOLD OUT

Mace replacement and improved yield over Mace. AH quality classification. Improved leaf rust resistance over Mace. Early-mid season maturity, slightly later than Mace. Good physical grain quality package

Yellow spot resistance equal to Mace. When we released Mace to WA growers in 2009, it presented a big step forward in performance and profitability over its parent Wyalkatchem. Higher yield, AH quality and better sprouting tolerance saw it grow in popularity. Scepter (RAC2182) builds on the success of Mace, and will offer even larger gains in performance.

Across the 42 locations that Scepter and Mace have been tested head-to-head (from northern WA to southern NSW), Scepter has beaten Mace at 41 of them. On average, from 2012-2014, Scepter was 10% higher yielding that Wyalkatchem and 7% higher yielding than Mace in WA.

We see Scepter as the successor to Mace. With Mace as its major parent, Scepter looks and behaves very similar to Mace, so will likely fit into the same position in your rotation. Scepter has the added benefit of improved leaf rust resistance, and is about two days later to flower.

 

Cutlass Wheat

Maturity similar to Yitpi, higher yielding than other mid-late maturing varieties. CCN resistant.

Good rust resistance Boron tolerant Better yellow leaf spot resistance than Yitpi – APW quality classification

Modern farming systems call for a suite of varieties with a range of maturities in order to make use of suitable

sowing conditions and to maximise yield. The early-mid maturing variety Mace is the highest yielding wheat in farmer’s paddocks at the moment, but what variety choices do you have when a mid to late April sowing opportunity presents itself, or when you know you need a later maturing variety to reduce your risk of frost damage?

Yitpi has been a favourite for nearly 15 years, but is now out-classed for yield. Estoc fits the maturity target, but is still substantially out-classed by Mace. Trojan is competitive for yield, but is not a true Yitpi maturity type.

We believe that Cutlass (RAC2069) will fill the void for early sowing. Cutlass, like Yitpi and Estoc uses strong photoperiod sensitivity to maintain sowing date flexibility. In most areas, like Yitpi, Cutlass should suit a sowing window from mid-April to mid-May.

Importantly, Cutlass is substantially higher yielding. From 2010 to 2014 in SA, Cutlass out performed Yitpi by 11%. We believe that this yield, combined with better leaf rust, stem rust and yellow leaf spot resistance should make Cutlass a clear choice when picking a wheat for earlier sowing or frost avoidance. Cutlass is APW, but when its superior yield is considered, it is a better value option than either Estoc or Yitpi.

 


Update & Long Overdue Post

Posted on July 23, 2015 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello to all our valued clients, business partners and affiliates. Yes it has been a long time between posts - I could use the excuse that we haven't had much to post but that really wouldn't be true. To be honest we have been so busy over the last 2 years that we haven't had time to scratch the proverbial, glad it wasn't itchy! That and time has just flown past. The old saying 'time flies when you're having fun' :P

EDSCO have had 2 prosperous years in a row since we last posted, which is good for all concerned.

The last two seasons saw LaTrobe Barley - an Intergrain/Syngenta variety do extremely well. We are looking forward to their new varieties IGB1302 Barley (feed variety) and IGB1334T (IMI tolerant Barley with malting potential) also doing well in the market. Additionally, Flinders Barley did well and gained malt accreditation.

Compass Barley a SeedNet variety also did very well this season with lots of sales. Also undergoing malt evaluation. Fathom Barley another SeedNet variety (feed variety) also sold out this season.

Another exciting variety from AGT will see the RAC2182 Wheat variety which has had good write ups and trials - this variety is being hailed as a possible Mace replacement.

Pasture seed also did very well this season with Margurita Serradella sales exceeding all expectations. Interest in Margurita has been increasing over the last couple of seasons. It appears to be the most popular choice due to the variety being hard seeded, providing a versatile option for farmers.

Cadiz Serradella also sold out and we could have sold this variety 100 times over. Unfortunately growers did not have the yield to meet demand. Fortunately, we have really good growers.

We are gearing up for another good season, hopefully and all things crossed should see good results from all the new varieties on the market.

We will endeavour to post all seed varieties available this season shortly on this news board and not leave it for 2 years before an update!


Till then, as always 'Happy Farming' The EDSCO team ;)


2012-2013 Season Complete - Finally!

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello to all our valued clients and affiliates.

Well after a busy and hectic season we have finally come to a close for this season. Yay, finally!

It was a fair season, given that the rain was unpredictable and minimal. Just as well we received the last of the finishing rains to keep the 'wolf from the door'. We are hoping to have a 'bumper' season this coming harvest as the rainfall has been plentiful this year to date out here. Keep it coming!

Please continue to send your enquiries and EOI (Expressions of Interest) in for any seed that may be required for this years seeding and we will be on the lookout for all your seed requirements.

Seed supplies for all cultivars will be noted on this news board as soon as yield totals have been ascertained by our valued growers.

Till then 'Happy Farming'

The EDSCO team ;)

 

Seed Update

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Seed pricing on most grain has now been confirmed as all our valued clients are now aware, for any new clients requiring seed pricing please contact us either via email or the phone number and we will be happy to confirm availability and pricing on any seed you may require.

Quite a lot of Pasture seed has now SOLD OUT. Due to the erratic weather this season, Pasture seed for all varieties is in short supply. Please contact us for any Pasture seed you may require and we will go beyond and above the call of duty to try and obtain some!

Some varieties of Canola have also SOLD OUT, again please contact us with your requirements and if it is out there we will get it for you! Please keep in mind a lot of our suppliers require us to order in a mimimum of 6 bags - 150kg. Not the ideal situation but if we get enough orders we can order in bulk to ensure your order is fulfilled.

All EDSCO seed will be graded and off test by the end of March - fingers, toes and all bits crossed, earlier if we can. We are at the mercy of the seed laboratory and I do know this is their busiest time of the year so they too are flat out doing what they do best, testing all our seed, along with other businesses for Certified Standard.

Additionally, we are still frantically grading Canola seed and we have run out of silo's for all Bulk clients. Rest assured you have all been placed on our Silo list for the next available, your patience and understanding is really appreciated on this matter and we do hope to complete Canola grading in a timely manner for all clients to collect well before seeding commences.

That is all on the news front for now, we will update any critical issues as and if they come to hand, in the meantime 'Happy Farming'

The EDSCO Team ;)

2012-2013 Pricing

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

All Seedgroup members - Multiseed Productions, Australian Seed & Grain and of course EDSCO management will be holding a meeting the week of 5th November and pricing on all Cereals will finally be ascertained and set.

As soon as this is in the hands of the administration girls this page will be updated. All Wholesalers will have a copy emailed out, should any of our valued clients require an emailed copy please contact us.

 

Pasture seed and small seed I.e. Canola pricing and availability yet to be updated.

Watch this space.......


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