Plant Health Insights from Agricen Australia

New Booklet on Superior Cotton Planting

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/1/18 9:30 AM 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'] 9/24/18 9:30 AM 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'] 9/19/18 10:35 AM 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 Good Yields

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/6/18 9:30 AM 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 good 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'] 8/20/18 9:30 AM 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'] 8/14/18 9:36 AM 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'] 7/17/18 9:30 AM 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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Basis XC Improves Phosphorus Availability, Helpful When Sowing Late

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/28/18 9:05 AM posted in Basis XC, Plant Health & Nutrition

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Phosphorus is required early in a plant’s growth cycle, when it is key to good plant establishment and early vigour. But, like other nutrients, it must have time to break down into plant-available forms. Increasing the availability of phosphorus in early growth stages helps improve crop establishment and can positively influence yield potential.  

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Improving Pasture Feed Quality with Basis XC

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/15/18 9:30 AM posted in Basis XC, Forage/Pasture

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Basis XC is a fertiliser treatment that acts as a catalyst, speeding up the rate that fertiliser granules break down. By using Basis XC with SSP fertilisers, graziers can speed up the release and utilisation of phosphorus and other nutrients in their pastures, which can equal more pasture growth.

"We did trials with a local grazier where we compared the quality of pasture spread with Basis XC-treated SSP versus untreated SSP," says Sam Graetz, Landmark Branch Manager at Lucindale, SA. "The quality of the pasture from the treated area was far higher than the untreated in virtually all aspects, including metabolisable energy and protein, as well as much higher nutritional levels, resulting in higher potential stocking rates."

Pasture Trial Results

A feed analysis report from that pasture trial shows that crude protein, digestibility and metabolisable energy levels increased significantly in pasture fertilised with Basis XC-treated SSP, whereas acid detergent and neutral detergent fibre (ADF and NDF) levels decreased, resulting in higher digestibility and palatability. 


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Understanding the Biochemistry in Foundation LM and Basis XC

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/30/18 9:30 AM posted in Foundation LM, Basis XC, Ag Biologicals/Biostimulants

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Foundation LM and Basis XC contain concentrated biochemistry that helps growers increase nutrient availability to their crops, enhance root growth and functioning, and improve overall plant performance. But, what exactly is biochemistry?

Biochemistry is the chemistry of life. It is created by, in, and from living organisms, such as soil microbes. A number of different biochemistries are created by soil microbes—each serving an important role in soil microbial functioning, and even in plant functioning.

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