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Downs grower puts new APH wheat to the test

April 13, 2017


Andrew Higton, Patricia Downs, Tipton, was one of the first to trial new APH wheat Reliant.

Darling Downs grower Andrew Higton was one of several growers across the state involved in the successful production of seed for new wheat variety Reliant.

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40 years of Premer Shield

April 4, 2017


This year marks 40 years of the Premer Shield, New South Wales' most prestigious sorghum growing award.

To recognise the occasion, we take a look at the past 10 years of the competition.

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Downs crops raise the bar at RASQ competition

March 31, 2017


Jason, Emma, Jenny, Ray, William, Annabelle and Coralie Charles, Charles Farming Co, Cambooya, won first place in irrigated sorghum for a crop of MR-Apollo.

The best crops on the Darling Downs have been showcased at the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland (RASQ) Queensland Country Life Grains Outlook crop competition.

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Pacific Seeds growers dominate Millmerran Show crop competition

March 8, 2017


Lyndon Pfeffer, farm produce steward, Michael Hegarty, field sorghum competition winner, Alcheringa, Brookstead, Scott Merson, competition judge, Sam Weaver, 2017 Millmerran Show rural ambassador, Annie Fulton, 2016 Darling Downs showgirl, Connie Coverdale, 2016 Darling Downs rural ambassador, and Bill Smith, Advanta Seeds.

Growers of Advanta Seeds’ Pacific Seeds varieties dominated the Millmerran Show field crop competition recently, winning nine out of ten places in the field sorghum category and seven out of 13 spots in the field wheat category, including first place in both categories.

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Trojan wheat shows adaptability at Diggora

April 11, 2017


Diggora grower Anthony Lees, Rodwells agronomist Dan Andrews and Advanta Seeds territory manager Giles Cunningham.

Going from 150mm of growing season rainfall to 580mm in the space of a season has given Diggora grower Anthony Lees a better snapshot of crop adaptability.

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Trojan shows toughness over dry and wet seasons

February 23, 2017


Riverina farmer Luke Barlow in the middle of canola harvest last season.

A parched season one year to a saturated season the next has given southern NSW farmer Luke Barlow the confidence that his new wheat variety can yield across conditions.

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