Plant Health Insights from Agricen Australia

Fresh Market Tomato Trial Demonstrates Higher Brix with Foundation LM

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/12/18 posted in Hort Crops, Tomatoes, Foundation LM

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An unreplicated strip trial was conducted in a commercial tomato crop in Bowen, Queensland in 2017 to evaluate Foundation LM for the production of field-grown tomatoes. This third-party evaluation found a significant increase in brix levels, an important indicator of fruit quality, when Foundation LM was added to the grower's standard program (GSP) for the production of fresh market tomatoes.

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Replicated Trial Shows Increase in Almond Weight, Length and Yield with Loveland Nutritional Program

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/12/18 posted in Tree Crops, Almonds, Foundation LM

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An external trial conducted in an orchard of nonpareil almonds in Angle Vale, South Australia revealed an increase in nut weight, length and yield with a program that included Foundation LM, Awaken, LoKomotive and NutriSync D. Results were consistent with earlier data collected from a third-party almond trial in New South Wales. The data indicates that this program in almonds may carry over wide climatic zones, as well as a variety of soil and water types.

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Rapid Wheat Germination with Basis XC

[fa icon="calendar'] 14/11/18 posted in Wheat, Basis XC

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This demonstration shows how using Basis XC can accelerate and enhance wheat germination by improving nutrient release from granular fertiliser.

Seventeen Basis XC-treated fertiliser granules were mixed into the soil in the tray on the right, while untreated fertiliser granules were used in the tray on the left. As you can see, wheat germination is significantly advanced in the tray where Basis XC-treated fertiliser was applied.

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[Superior Cotton Planting Booklet] How to Enhance Cotton Growth with Early Season Technologies

[fa icon="calendar'] 30/09/18 posted in Cotton, Foundation LM

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Australian cotton has a reputation for high quality and high productivity, boasting yields that are more than three times the world average. The Loveland Agri Products’ range can help cotton growers maintain their leading edge and maximise their return on investment by setting the stage for a high performing crop early in the growing season.

The new Superior Cotton Planting guide focuses on three key Loveland products that can be used to enhance the growth and performance of irrigated and dryland cotton:

  • Foundation LM - a biochemical catalyst for liquid fertilisers
  • Radiate - a plant growth regulator technology
  • LoKomotive - a liquid potassium acetate formulation
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[Watch] Early Season Technologies to Increase Cotton Production

[fa icon="calendar'] 23/09/18 posted in Cotton, Webinars, Foundation LM

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During "Early Season Technologies to Increase Cotton Production," you will hear about two technologies—Foundation LM and Radiate—that can improve cotton production by providing benefits such as increased nutrient availability, enhanced root growth and improved stress tolerance.

During the webinar, you'll see: 

  • What Foundation LM and Radiate are
  • How these products can maximise yield potential in an agronomic program on cotton
  • Recent trial results in cotton

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How Early Season Applications of Foundation LM & Radiate Can Benefit Cotton Crops

[fa icon="calendar'] 19/09/18 posted in Cotton, Foundation LM

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For a high-performing cotton crop, growers need to set the stage for success early in the growing season. In this short video, you'll hear from a cotton agronomist how early season applications of Foundation LM and Radiate can support plant health and maximise cotton yield potential by providing benefits such as enhanced rooting, improved nutrient uptake and increased resistance to plant stress. 

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Foundation LM Application Helps Irrigated Cotton Crop Achieve Higher Yields

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/09/18 posted in Cotton, Foundation LM

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An irrigated cotton trial harvested in 2017 in Wee Waa, New South Wales demonstrates the ability of Foundation LM to help cotton crops achieve higher yields when this biocatalyst is added to a grower's standard fertiliser practice (GSP).

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Agricen Australia Welcomes Bill Adams as New Sales Manager

[fa icon="calendar'] 19/08/18 posted in Corporate & Community

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We are happy to announce that Bill Adams has joined Agricen Australia as senior sales manager based in Moree, New South Wales. 

Bill has more than two decades of experience in agronomy, crop protection and plant nutrition. He previously worked at Yara International for six years, most recently as commercial manager for liquids. Bill has also held positions at Ausgrains, Bywanna Farming, Syngenta, and McGregor Gourlay Agriculture Services. At Syngenta, he held leadership roles that included a specialized focus on cotton production in Australia.

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Positive Trend in Lentil Yield with Basis XC on MAP Fertiliser

[fa icon="calendar'] 13/08/18 posted in Basis XC, Lentils, Pulse Crops

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This trial from Minlaton, South Australia was conducted to evaluate lentil production utilising Basis XC on MAP fertiliserBasis XC was applied on MAP at 2L/tonne ("treated"). Treated and untreated MAP was applied at planting with the seed at rates of 25, 50 and 75kg/ha.

At every rate, lentils grown in the blocks with Basis XC-treated MAP outyielded the control blocks, with yield increases ranging from 50-190 kg/ha. 

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A Closer Look at Basis XC

[fa icon="calendar'] 16/07/18 posted in Basis XC

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Below we answer some key questions to help you better understand Basis XC, which can be applied to granular fertiliser blends to accelerate fertiliser breakdown and improve crop growth.

Basis XC helps mineralise nitrogen and phosphorus from organic forms into plant-available, inorganic forms, but how does it work on potassium, gypsum or lime?

The biochemistry in Basis XC hastens the breakdown of treated fertiliser granules and will also help stimulate more root development, which results in a better ability to capture nutrients, including potassium. In addition, the biochemistry will help pull apart calcium from carbonate (lime) and sulfate (gypsum), better allowing the calcium in the applied fertiliser to be utilised.

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