AGSPEC TO ATTEND HORTI ASIA 9-11TH MAY 2012, BITEC, BANGKOK, THAILAND
Horti Asia’s 2012 conference at Bitec in Bangkok will be attended by some of the World and the Regions leading grower operations and distributors. Servicing growers in nine countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and six offices , Agspec will be displaying at this year’s Horti Asia convention.
AGSPEC AUSTRALIA NATIONAL MEETING AT ADELAIDE IN EARLY MARCH
Agspec Australia recently held it's National conference in Adelaide, South Australia. In the busy agenda, focusing on EDTA chelate technology, Nufilm® and Bluespear® nutrition range, time was taken to support Australia in the one day cricket final.
JOHN MATTHEWS TACKLES THE GRUELLING ROTTNEST ISLAND SWIM
Rottnest Island is situated just over 19km off the coast of Perth in Western Australia. Each year Australia’s keenest swimmers attempt the swim from the mainland to Rottnest Island either in a team relay or as soloists. The February 25th event this year attracted 2300 swimmers, of which 221 tackled the swim solo.
SANICHICK® AN INNOVATIVE CHICKEN HEALTH INITIATIVE
In March the Agspec Group of Companies signed agreements with Mr. Dennis Bird for the development and distribution of SaniChick® an innovative solution for the control of Aspergillus and a range of other virus and diseases in poultry farms and hatcheries. Aspergillosis causes heavy mortality of chicks resulting in huge economic losses to the poultry industry worldwide.
COMMUNITY FOOTBALL ACADEMY KICKS OFF
On Wednesday 7th March Agspec Indonesia kicked off its community project with Liverpool F.C. International Football Academy. 120 kids from all over West and Central Java journeyed for up to 5 hours by bus in order to train with the experts.
TRADECORP TEAM VISITS AGSPEC’S SALES OFFICE IN BANGKOK
Several members of Tradecorp’s Management Team visited Agspec’s Thailand office in late March. Representatives from Management, Marketing and R&D took the opportunity to update Agspec on the latest developments and the emerging strategy of Tradecorp’s International Business.
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.