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Seednet to pay $1m penalty for misleading barley performance claims

Grain Central, 07 December 2018

The Federal Court has ordered Landmark Operations Limited (trading as Seednet) to pay a $1 million penalty for making false, misleading and deceptive claims in a fact sheet for its barley variety known as Compass.

Seed treatment institute opens at Wagga Wagga

Grain Central, 29 October 2018

Syngenta has opened a world-class laboratory at Wagga Wagga in southern New South Wales that will focus on servicing the Australian broadacre cropping market and supporting the company’s range of new technologies.

Growers scramble for sorghum seed as supplies run low

Neil Lyon, 17 October 2018

Sorghum seed supplies are under pressure across the northern farming zone as recent rains, on the back of a meagre winter crop, fire up demand for seed as farmers gear up for a big planting.

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.