Pasture Seeds

Temperate pasture seed production is concentrated in south-eastern Australia and south-west WA. There are approximately 500 growers of temperate pasture seed in Australia. Lucerne dominates pasture seed production, accounting for 60% of certified pasture seed produced.

Lucerne crop

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Pasture Seeds

The rise of insecticide resistance in the redlegged earth mite

Insecticide resistance in redlegged earth mites (RLEM) has been closely monitored over the last 15 years. Initial instances of resistance surfaced in 2006 in Western Australia and since then, it has expanded to regions within Western Australia, South Australia, and Victoria, posing a growing concern for existing chemical control options.

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PASTURE SEEDS / 04.10.23

Industry collaboration driving new AgriFutures Pasture Seeds Program RD&E Plan

AgriFutures Australia has announced a new five-year research, development and extension (RD&E) Plan for Australia’s pasture seeds industry. The AgriFutures Pasture Seeds Program RD&E Plan 2023-2028 sets the RD&E agenda for the pasture seeds industry to thrive into the future.

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PASTURE SEEDS / 06.09.23

Crafting future ready sub-clover seed harvesting technology

Amidst the John Deeres, New Hollands and Massey Fergusons, remains a not-so-timeless piece of machinery finally ready to be reborn in the 21st century.

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PASTURE SEEDS / 05.07.23

Free screening service to test for insecticide resistance in the redlegged earth mite continues for Spring 2023

Growers and advisors across Australia are being called on to send in samples of redlegged earthmite (RLEM) to help detect the spread of insecticide-resistant populations.

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