AGSPEC CELEBRATES ITS 10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY 2003 - 2013
Agspec, the multi-national supplier of agricultural inputs, is celebrating a decade in business. From humble beginnings with just two or three staff and only one distributor, the company now employs around 70 highly skilled personnel in offices in Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, The Philippines, Thailand and Singapore. Agspec also has key partners in Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia and New Zealand. read more
AGSPEC AUSTRALIA LAUNCHES RAPISOL® CHELATE RANGE
Agspec Australia is launching its own line of specialty EDTA chelated trace element fertilisers under the brand Rapisol®. Since 2004, Agspec has established alliances with well-known European, US and Australian manufacturers, distributing their products throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region. Agspec’s general manager, Jonathon Lillecrapp, said the company believed... read more
Rice Growth Trial 2009
Miller’s proprietary growth stimulant MP-430 was tested in independent replicated trials during the 2009 growing season in Suphanburi, Thailand. It was applied by foliar application two times at 30 and 80 DAS, with a normal basal fertilizer treatment to both plots.
After one application (measured at 50 DAS) the number of tillers had increased 10.6% in the treated plots from an average of 6.73 to 7.45 tillers per plant. At harvest the treated plots averaged 216.6 seeds per panicle and the standard 188.5 seeds per panicle. Further tests are ongoing for the 2010 growing season.
MP-430 is a proprietary blend of Ascophyllum nodosum, and Miller’s patented Express-Technology™ and Transcuticular Delivery System™, and can be used in a most vegetable, fruit and broad-acre crops.
Effect of Fainal-K on Colour of Valencia Oranges South Australia 2004
This trial was established with the objective of evaluating Fainal K when applied at 300mL/100L at two timings in a crop of oranges, cv Valencia. The trial was established in a commercial crop at Loxton in the Riverland of South Australia. The first application was made on the 28th September 2004, 28 days prior to harvest date 1, and 42 days prior to harvest date 2. A second application was made 14 days after the first, on the 12th of October. The treatments were applied using a power driven pump delivering approximately 1600L/ha via a Spray Systems TG5 full cone tip delivering 4.25L/minute at 900 kPa. Fruit was harvested on two occasions, the 26th of October and the 9th of November 2005.
The later application of Fainal K (14 days prior to harvest) appeared to result in a reduced incidence of small grade fruit.
The colour of fruit was enhanced by the application of Fainal K at 300 mL/100L, most particularly with the later application 14 days before harvest. The earlier application of Fainal K had less of an impact on fruit colour.
Fainal K applied at 300mL/100L 14 days prior to harvest appeared increased the sugar content of oranges in this trial. The sugar content rose from 9.43 Brix in the untreated control at the first harvest, to 10.42 for Fainal K applied 14 days prior. This observation was repeated when a second harvest was conducted on the 9th of November, with the Untreated Control recording a mean Brix reading of 8.63 compared to 9.76 for Fainal K applied at T2.