Research

Research

We invest heavily in research and development and partner with world-class researchers to ensure we continue to deliver industry breakthroughs, so our customers are always equipped with the latest in seed technology.

Research
Herbicide tolerant crops

Herbicide tolerant crops

We invest heavily in our own plant breeding programs, and also partner with other leading innovators to bring new technology to Australian farmers.

In 2018, we launched the world-first imidazolinone-tolerant grain sorghum hybrid that features our proprietary ‘igrowth’ trait. More igrowth hybrids will be released over the coming years.

In canola, our new TruFlex hybrids offer canola growers a wider spraying window, extending beyond the current six-leaf stage up to first flowering. We also offer a dual-herbicide tolerant non-GM canola hybrid combining Clearfield and Triazine Tolerant technologies – Hyola CT.

We continue to pursue new technologies that will bring greater flexibility to Australian growers.

Blackleg resistance

Blackleg resistance

In 2018, we invested in a state-of-the-art greenhouse at our headquarters in Toowoomba. We’ve been able to expand our genomic selection operations through an improved cooling system, innovative pot stand system, a safer working environment and an enhanced drip irrigation system.

The new greenhouse has allowed for an expansion of the breeding activity to deliver a range of benefits both to farmers and industry, including continued leadership in blackleg resistance and an expanded herbicide tolerance portfolio adapted to Australian growing conditions.

New and innovative plant varieties developed through genomics and big data analysis will play a key role in reducing the environmental impact associated with insecticide and herbicide use and improving crop yields now and in the future.

Climate change

Climate change

While the industry has been struggling with drought, Pacific Seeds has been investing in developing traits and exploring management techniques that can help deliver more dependable outcomes in these harsh environments.

Pacific Seeds is also engaged in sorghum heat tolerance research in collaboration with other industry bodies.  Pacific Seeds, the University of Queensland and Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries have together received $605,000 from the Australian Research Council for a project to look into identifying sorghum genes with improved heat tolerance and incorporating them into new varieties.

News

Discover the latest agronomic news and events from around Australia. Keep checking back in, as the next big innovation is always just around the corner.

Reliant wheat pulls through tough season at Brigalow

For brothers Greg and Terry Dalgliesh and their wives Sue and Simone, 2019 was one of the toughest years on record at their Brigalow farm ‘Galtymore’. Despite this, the team managed to harvest 1.6 tonnes per hectare from their crop of Pacific Seeds Reliant wheat. Greg said while their usual wheat crop averages about 3t/ha,…

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Bordertown grower’s Hyola 580CT canola saving money on weed control

Bordertown grower Michael Hunt’s first season growing a dual tolerant canola hybrid has been a positive one, setting him up for cost savings due to increased weed control. Mr Hunt, who runs a family farm and share farm with wife Coleen, son Josh and daughter-in-law Sammy, planted new Clearfield (CL) and triazine tolerant (TT) variety…

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Victorian grower one of the first in Australia to grow TruFlex-triazine canola Hyola 530XT

West Victorian grower Rowan Scott is one of the first in the country to grow new TruFlex-triazine tolerant stacked canola technology – specifically, Hyola 530XT. TruFlex is the first new herbicide-resistant trait offering since Monsanto, which was recently acquired by Bayer, launched the Roundup Ready® herbicide trait in 1996. Pacific Seeds released two new hybrids…

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