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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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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Northampton growers inspired by Victorian wheat results

February 14, 2017


Scott and Amery Drage, Hillcrest, Northampton, took inspiration from Victorian counterparts when choosing their new wheat variety.

For many winter croppers looking to plant a new variety, the first step is to visit the National Variety Trials website, talk to an agronomist or see how the neighbour’s crop fared.

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Kyabram wheat a bin-buster despite setbacks

February 6, 2017


Kyabram farmer Sam thompson and Advanced Ag Shepparton agronomist Tim Anderson checking the Cobra wheat.

No tractor electronics at planting time and half a paddock of lodged wheat did not stop the Thompson family at Kyabram from ending 2016 with a bin-busting crop.

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