World‘s first global barley variety locally grown and locally brewed

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Seed Force hosts farmers at Coopers Brewery as their locally grown RGT Planet barley is bottled.   It’s not often that Coopers Brewery hosts barley farmers during a bottling run, so everyone was excited last month when Seed Force hosted three RGT Planet farming families as they saw the results of last season‘s harvest come … Read more

SF Greenland – sow early for greater yields

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  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. The best option here is the outstanding forage rape SF Greenland. Many producers followed Seed Force’s message in 2015 and … Read more

Super feed for super yields

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  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. The main driver behind that growth is the low cost of high energy feed – around $80-120 per tonne … Read more

Sub-clover breeding program delivers more new generation varieties

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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. Further new releases will follow over the … Read more

Forage Sorghum research shows pathway to greater profits

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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. The research work undertaken by Seed Force at Murwillumbah examined quality of the different summer forages at 0.5, … Read more

Acacia Plateau kikuyu covers Murwillumbah dairy needs

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SF-Acacia 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. With dairy margins being squeezed in recent years, Corey has opted to set his farm up with a simple feeding system … Read more

New Fesue continues to deliver when it counts

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  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. This is excellent news for producers looking to fill their winter feed gap with a highly productive and nutritious grazing option. When selecting forage … Read more

Lucerne hit the target for Hunter Valley Grower

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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. In the heart of Australia’s thoroughbred industry, Warren was well aware that customer expectations would be very high. … Read more

SF Greenland forage rape – Don’t wait for spring to sow

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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. With soil moisture and low evapotranspiration losses over winter, this is the time to sow forage that can handle variable spring rains and make it through to … Read more