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Societa Cofica buys Deacon Seeds

Neil Lyon, 12 October 2018

Melbourne-based grain exporter, Societa Cofica, has purchased long-established Queensland Darling Downs seed business, Deacon Seeds, at Dalby.

AGT to open $20m breeding centre in South Australia

Grain Central, 24 September 2018

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 sells seed and grain business to DLF Seeds

Grain Central, 06 August 2018

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.

Seed coating lifts germination rates in water repellent soils

Grain Central, 05 July 2018

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.

World-leading cotton seed plant opened at Wee Waa

Grain Central, 19 June 2018

Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) have officially opened their new cotton seed processing facilities at ‘Shenstone’ near Wee Waa in northern NSW.

Syngenta invests in new institute; introduces novel seed treatment fungicide

Grain Central, 18 June 2018

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 expands genetic diversity offering

Grain Central, 14 June 2018

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.

Seeds on ice in the Arctic protect global food security

Neil Lyon, 07 June 2018

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.

Seed industry stalwart reaps rewards of 50-year career

Neil Lyon, 28 May 2018

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.

Avoid the burn: take care with seed and fertiliser placement in dry soils

Grain Central, 10 May 2018

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.