Introducing Brian and Gilbert Turner

Friday, December 1, 2017

Hannaford welcomes Brian and Gilbert Turner as the new seed treatment specialist in the Port Lincoln, Tumby Bay, Cleve and Cowell areas.

New Hannaford franchisees for the Eastern Eyre Peninsula zone, Brian and Gilbert Turner, are no strangers to the seed treating business.

Brian has a strong affinity with the Hannaford brand having previously operated the Port Lincoln franchise for 15 years. Joining Brian in the new venture is son Gilbert.

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Introducing Garry and Suzanne Lawrie

Friday, December 1, 2017

Hannaford welcomes Garry and Suzanne Lawrie as the new seed treatment specialist in the Auburn, Clare, Manoora and Burra areas.

Garry and Suzanne Lawrie have been involved in farming for over 40 years.

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November 2017 SeedSense

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The November 2017 SeedSense newsletter is available to download, featuring:

  • The Hannaford trio
  • Rancona Dimension working for farmers
  • 2017/2018 seed treatment guide
  • Introducing our new franchisees
  • Disease roundup
  • Loose smut in barley
  • Hannaford web refresh

The Hannaford trio - give your crop a flying start!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Hannaford Trio package will protect against yield-robbing diseases and give your wheat or barley crop a flying start with faster emergence, excellent seedling establishment, healthier and more vigorous plants – for maximum yield potential.

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Introducing Geoff and Kym Edwards

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hannaford welcomes Geoff and Kym Edwards as the new seed treatment specialist in the Ballarat, Ararat, Lismore and Clunes areas.

Geoff and Kym Edwards took over Hannaford Seedmaster Services Ballarat and Districts in 2017. They are enjoying meeting and working with farmers in the region.

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2017 Royal Show grain entries

Monday, December 12, 2016

The Royal Adelaide show offers grain growers an opportunity to submit entries for the grains and fodder section and be in the running for some great prizes at the 2017 show.

Entries open February 2017, for details see the information sheet below or enter online at www.theshow.com.au.

Download 2017 Royal Show grain entry information


November 2016 SeedSense

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The November 2016 SeedSense newsletter is available to download, featuring:

  • Rancona Dimension for flexible protection
  • Disease Roundup
  • Zinc for plant health
  • Introducing Peter & Karen Agars
  • 2016/2017 Seed Treatment Guide
  • Stored grain pests an increasing problem
  • Hannaford national award winners 2015-16
  • Russian wheat aphid found in Australia

Introducing Peter and Karen Agars

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hannaford welcomes Peter and Karen Agars as the new seed treatment specialist in the Ravensthorpe, Lake King and Newdegate areas. Peter and Karen Agars have had a long association with farming. Operating a family farm for 25 years has given them a great understanding of managing their own business, and the hard work and organisation required.

Peter grew up on the family farm near Wirrulla in South Australia. After leaving school he took up shearing as well as working on the farm in busy times. He married Karen, a local girl from Nunjikompita, and they progressed into managing the farm - cropping wheat, barley, oats and running sheep.

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Effective control of loose smut in barley

Friday, January 1, 2016

Loose smut has continued to appear in barley crops throughout Australia in 2015. The varieties of Hindmarsh and La Trobe have been most affected with some crops of Scope also showing high infection levels. Infection levels in these varieties has ranged from 2-25%, which has also resulted in a yield loss of 2-25%.

Download loose smut in barley information sheet


Heat damaged seed

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

With the recent fires that have affected both the Esperance/Grass Patch regions of WA and the Pinery/Mallala Regions of SA, a lot of grain has been affected by heat either in field bins or silo bags. The question will be raised if this grain is viable to keep as seed. The following information may help you to decide if you should keep the grain for seed or if you should source new seed that is undamaged.

Download heat damaged seed information sheet