Entries by Luisetti

SOWING LUCERNE WITH ANDREW JOHNSTON

Andrew Johnston makes no apologies for being old-fashioned. As one of eight field representatives at Luisetti Seeds, he is typically out in the field rather than in the office. He is on hand to inspect paddocks and help farmers with pasture renewal right from the very start, from selecting sites and cultivars through to grazing […]

SF BOLT FORAGE TRITICALE

This spring Luisetti Seeds will offer its growers the latest in forage triticale technology with SF Bolt. Forage triticale is a versatile cereal which is a cross between wheat and ryecorn. Seed Force’s Central South Island Territory Manager David Walsh explains, “SF Bolt is the latest in forage triticale development utilising unique double haploid technology. […]

PADDOCK OF THE YEAR 2012

Luisetti Seeds & Stapletons wish to congratulate Lynton, Dianne, Phil and Andy Molloy from Flemington, Ashburton, winners of the 2012 Luisetti Seeds Paddock of the Year. The Molloy family achieved this prize winning cereal crop with Luisetti Seeds new Biscuit wheat cultivar EMPRESS. Empress proved to be a robust and exceptionally high yielding cultivar that […]

NEW SEED CLEANING MACHINE FOR LUISETTI SEEDS

The operation of the new Oliver Voyager gravity table at Stapletons has been so successful that an identical model has been ordered for Luisetti Seeds and is expected to be fitted and running by harvest 2013. The Stapletons Voyager was the first computer controlled gravity table installed in New Zealand. Gravity tables sort seed based […]

BOOMA BARLEY

Booma barley seed is available now from both Luisetti Seeds and Stapletons. We recommend Booma for Autumn and Winter sowing. Booma may also be sown in the spring on heavy land or under irrigation. Booma has an extremely high potential yield, much of this yield potential comes from the number of grains (rather than grain […]

NEW WINTER FEED WHEAT CRWT168

Available for the first time in 2012, CRWT168 feed wheat is the first New Zealand bred feed wheat for 15 years. Bred at Lincoln by Andy Hay and his team at Plant & Food Research, CRWT168 has consistently out yielded all European feed wheats during development trials. CRWT168 is an ‘early finisher’ which makes it […]

INTRODUCING DAVID FORDYCE

David will be known by many of our North Canterbury clients and has joined Luisetti Seeds to work in the retail department. His role will be seed mixing, dispatching, advising clients on seed requirements, and chemical sales. David comes to us with a strong background in farming, having worked for Landcorp and two well known […]

NEW WHEAT CULTIVARS ANTICIPATED FROM EXPANDED CEREAL BREEDING PARTNERSHIP

A new breeding programme will result in new varieties of wheat being made available for New Zealand growers, delivering high yields and increased resistance to pests and diseases. Plant & Food Research and Luisetti Seeds have signed an agreement to renew and expand their cereal grain breeding programme, the largest of its kind in New […]

TROJAN RYEGRASS LOOKS PROMISING

Trojan ryegrass with NEA2 endophyte has got off to a promising start for dryland sheep and beef farmer Chris Earl in the Scargill Valley. He sowed Trojan last autumn, picking one of his better paddocks to compensate for the notoriously challenging local micro-climate, and seeking both improved feed quality and good DM growth. Chris and […]

LUISETTI AND GRASSLANZ JOIN FORCES

Luisetti seeds and grasslanz join forces to release new lucerne genetics for the new zealand market Luisetti Seeds have recently concluded an agreement with Grasslanz Technology to breed and develop a new lucerne cultivar specifically for the New Zealand market. Lucerne has long been a significant part of Luisetti Seed’s business; through seed sales and […]

NEW FIELD REPRESENTATIVE FOR MID CANTERBURY

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Ayers as our new Field Representative servicing the Mid Canterbury area. Peter comes to us after working as a Field Representative in the fertiliser industry for eight years. Prior to this Peter studied at Lincoln University completing a B Com Ag degree. Having grown up on […]

ALF HUNNIBELL MEMORIAL TROPHY

Glenmark claimed its 30th North Canterbury rugby title when it came from behind to beat Oxford 18-7 in the Luisetti Seeds North Canterbury grand final on Saturday 6th August. After Oxford exploded to a 7-0 lead in the opening moments the momentum appeared to swing their way. Glenmark did enough to keep Oxford scoreless for […]