Melbourne-based grain exporter, Societa Cofica, has purchased long-established Queensland Darling Downs seed business, Deacon Seeds, at Dalby.
Australian Grain Technologies’ (AGT) Southern Crop Breeding Centre, which features a state-of-the-art greenhouse and leading-edge growth rooms and evaluation services, will be officially opened in South Australia tomorrow.
PGG Wrightson Limited has entered into an agreement to sell the PGG Wrightson Seeds business for NZ$421 million to global seeds group, DLF Seeds A/S.
Grain growers could stand to benefit from promising Western Australian research into a cost-effective seed coating technology with potential to boost cereal crop germination rates in water repellent soils.
Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) have officially opened their new cotton seed processing facilities at ‘Shenstone’ near Wee Waa in northern NSW.
Syngenta has announced the expansion of its global Seedcare Institute network with a new Seedcare Institute to be established at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.
Pacific Seeds has invested in a state-of-the-art greenhouse that will enable the company to expand its genomic selection operations through an improved cooling system, innovative pot stand system, a safer working environment and an enhanced drip irrigation system.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway is the best insurance policy the world has for securing global food supplies, according to the former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, Tim Fischer.
AGT’s Kerrie Gleeson clocked up 50 years in the seeds industry in February and is set to round out an impressive career at the end of June when he moves on to a well-earned retirement.
Seed and fertiliser placement is critical in dry sowing conditions where there is increased risk of harm to germinating seeds by fertiliser, especially when it is placed too close to the seed or rates are too high.