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23-09-2016 Sub-clover breeding program delivers more new generation varieties

A $600,000 investment over the past five years by Seed Force with plant breeding institute DAFWA will see the release of another two new generation sub-clovers in 2017 as part of a program to improve the production, seed yield, pest and disease resistance of sub-clovers for Australian farmers.

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23-09-2016 Forage sorghum research shows pathway to greater profits

New research into summer forage crops including forage sorghum, sudangrass and millet has highlighted some key pointers to help producers make greater profits from better crop selection for differing uses, particularly the recent drop in milk price.

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23-09-2016 SF Greenland - sow early for greater yields

With good soil moisture in most parts of south-east Australia, the opportunity now exists to convert that moisture into quality summer feed, as soon as you are able to get machinery back on paddocks.

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23-09-2016 Super feed for super yields

Seed Force Fodder Beet - An update on this crop for Australian beef & dairy producers. The potential of fodder beet is becoming more widely recognised in Australia after Seed Force in New Zealand has taken the crop from a few hectares eight years ago up to around 80,000 in 2015/16.

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23-09-2016 The key to more profitable returns from grazing summer forage

New research into summer forage crops including forage sorghum, sudan grass and millet has highlighted SF Beamer BMR sudan grass is considerably higher in feed quality than other summer forage options.

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07-04-2016 Acacia Plateau kikuyu covers Murwillumbah dairy needs

Dairy producer Corey Crosthwaite has been happy with the rapid coverage of the new SF Acacia Plateau forage kikuyu on his "Tweedside" property on the banks of the Tweed River just outside Murwillumbah.

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07-04-2016 New fescue continues to deliver when it counts

A new forage tall fescue continues to top replicated three year yield trials around Australia and is delivering much of that extra feed in winter when most producers really need it.

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07-04-2016 First of a new series of TT canola hybrids to be introduced for 2016

As the canola industry moves to an ever greater number of hybrid varieties to choose from, some growers and advisors still prefer to opt for open pollinated varieties.

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07-04-2016 SF714QL hit the target for Hunter Valley grower

Choosing a lucerne variety to suit his conditions and expectations was a big decision for Warren Park when he started his lucerne hay operation.

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25-06-2015 SF Greenland forage rape - don't wait for spring to sow

Many producers are concerned about spring rains, a possible El Nino and what feed they will be able to grow to cover livestock needs for spring and summer.

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24-04-2015 Force 5 contributes to vertical integration of farm and butchery

Force 5 lucerne makes a significant contribution to vertical integration in the butchery business that Paul Darmody runs in Bungendore in the Queanbeyan region of New South Wales.

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22-04-2015 Greengrazer lucerne blend best suits the needs of mixed farm operation with cattle focus.

Ivan and his son Matthew 'Bear' Mann run 'Down Park', a mixed farming operation on two adjoining properties 20km east of Tamworth in the Dungowan Valley in New South Wales.

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20-04-2015 Quality the deciding factor for Darling Downs mixed farm business when choosing lucerne varieties.

Quality was the key varietal selection criteria for Nick and Ronnie Adamson who grow lucerne on their property 'Stillwater', at Ellangowen on Queensland's southern Darling Downs.

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17-04-2015 SF 714QL - the best hay lucerne in Australia?

The tag as Australia's best hay lucerne doesn't come easily, but the tag sits comfortably with SF 714QL, the specialist activity 7 lucerne getting rave reviews across Australia.

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15-04-2015 Successful local trial drives adoption of new lucerne variety in NSW horse studs.

Ross Day has been growing lucerne for more than 20 years on his family's property 'Blair Farm', near Scone in the Hunter Valley. With his father Frank Day and brothers, lucerne has played a large role in their pasture system

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13-04-2015 SF714QL hit the target for Hunter Valley grower

Choosing a lucerne variety to suit his conditions and expectations was a big decision for Warren Park when he started his lucerne hay operation, 'Park Lucerne', four years ago at Scone in New South Wale's Hunter Valley.

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09-04-2015 Excellent lucerne/chicory blend for tough conditions

Graham Forbes is a dairy farmer at Gloucester on the mid north coast of New South Wales, and has long been a supporter of Seed Force.

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07-04-2015 Still going strong after five years

The ability to produce quality grazing through all seasons was a major reason why SF Force 10 is the lucerne variety of choice on the Quayle family property, Winbirra Estate, at Denman in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales.

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25-03-2015 SF Tri-oomph three-way blends gather pace

With sound research and satisfied users, the adoption of Seed Force's Tri-oomph three-way blend has grown by 65% from 2013 to 2014.

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25-03-2015 Latest update on ryegrass EBV's

As the seed industry shifts further to mechanical harvesting of forage trials for yield alone, Seed Force continues to test varieties for forage quality under grazing by livestock.

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24-03-2015 New soft leaf cocksfoots grow high performance feed

Since their launch in Australia in 2009 and 2010 respectively, two new soft leaf cocksfoots SF Greenly and SF Lazuly have delivered live-weight gains in cattle previously not thought possible.

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29-01-2015 2015 short term ryegrass EBV Guide

With so many ryegrass varieties to choose from, the latest ryegrass EBVs will make the task for producers much simpler and more effective.

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28-10-2014 Northern NSW Gloucester Research Facility Field Day

Inspect our 5ha Brigadier paddock growing up to 30t DM/ha of Fodderbeet in NSW

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07-10-2014 New summer forage SF Beamer Hi-Gest sudangrass

SF Beamer Hi-Gest sudangrass is a warm season summer annual grass which can be harvested multiple times during the growing season as pasture, hay or silage.

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07-10-2014 Forage rape selection for greater profits

There has been considerable change with forage rape breeding over the past 30 years in screening varieties, researching and developing best practice techniques for their use on farm.

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07-10-2014 Growing maize for silage

The HSR brand has been well respected from its initial Snowy River days for the high quality maize varieties available to dairy producers in Australia.

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10-09-2014 Welcome to Seed Force's upgraded website

We thought it was time to ensure our well utilised website kept up with the latest technology.

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20-08-2014 The fight for fodder beet has begun

Have a look at how New Zealand farmers over the ditch are using Fodder Beet to achieve outstanding live weight gain and profitability

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10-02-2014 New update on forage EBVs can help select the best value short-term ryegrass

There has been considerable shift in farmer and advisor attitudes since we released our updated Relative Forage Value ratings in January 2013.

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02-02-2014 Taking the next quantum leap with tall fescue

Tall fescue had strong growth as a forage species in the early 2000s based on some improvements in plant breeding and strong performance compared to perennial ryegrass and phalaris in livestock weight gain trials.

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20-05-2013 Grow more than great ryegrass

Short-term ryegrass can add value to your farming system. Learn about the commitment Seed Force has made to developing improved cultivars that can help livestock producers improve their profitability.

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19-05-2013 Grow more than great sub-clover

Discover why Seed Force is at the cutting edge of sub-clover cultivar development, and how growing sub-clover has a range of significant benefits to both pasture and the animals that graze it.

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