Getting the job done with Rancona Dimension

Sunday, October 30, 2022

When you have a problem, you just need to find something that will get the job done.

In the case of Ryan and Sarah Kluska, that meant adopting Rancona® Dimension seed treatment in their cereal crop program when they noticed signs of disease.

The Kluska’s operate Kiandra Poll Merino Stud just north of Bordertown in South Australia, breeding easy-care, large bodied quality merino rams for private sale and auction onsite.

Their farming enterprise is equal parts sheep to cropping, with approximately 1,300 hectares sown annually to cereals, beans and grazing crops, whilst also producing export hay and maintaining a small area of permanent pasture. 

“We’ve been using local Hannaford franchisees David and Karen Harris for several years now to prepare our seed every season,” said Ryan.

“The technology and service provided by David is A1 and he always provides a professional service.”

On David’s recommendation Ryan chose to use Rancona Dimension seed treatment to counter root diseases such as pythium and rhizoctonia in his cereals, and to control loose smut in his barley.

“I haven’t seen any diseases in my crops since using Rancona Dimension and I’ve really noticed that there is basically no dust when handling the seed.”

“The treated seed flows really well through my equipment,” he added.

In conjunction with Rancona Dimension the Kluska’s also use Zincflo® Plus seed treatment. Zinc is an essential micronutrient that enhances disease resistance and improves plant vigour.

“I have been very happy with the results achieved from applying Rancona Dimension along with the Zincflo Plus to assist early root development of the plant,” said David.

“I would definitely recommend Rancona Dimension and Zincflo Plus based on the results I’ve experienced first-hand.”

Rancona Dimension and Zincflo Plus start working the moment your cereal seed is planted, protecting the seedling during the vulnerable establishment stage.

They combine to give faster emergence, excellent seedling establishment, and healthier and more vigorous plants for maximum yield potential. Both seed treatments are also easy-to-apply, low dust formulations for minimal dust off during application and handling, and easier clean down.