Southbridge arable farmers Ian and Maree Lowery won this year’s Luisetti Seeds “Paddock of the Year” competition with an outstanding crop of Forage Tall Fescue.
Luisetti Seeds’ agronomist Shane King, says the crop yielded a healthy 2.259kg’s per hectare machine dressed, and returned an impressive $7,013 per hectare.
The Forage Tall Fescue is a first-year overseas multiplication crop, that went...
Ewes and lambs grazing Antas sub clover and Kakariki white clover, Banks Peninsula
Subterranean (sub) clover is important in summer dry pastures. It has high feed value for lactating ewes and lambs, fixes nitrogen (about 25 kg N/tonne of clover DM), and improves grass palatability. In unirrigated summer dry pastures, sub clover offers the greatest potential for maximising your spring...
Congratulations to our growers who were recently awarded prizes at the annual Wheat Growers awards. Luisetti Seeds varieties featured strongly with five different varieties being awarded prizes.
Of note were:
1st Premium Milling with Griffin (CRWT218)
2nd Premium Milling with Reliance
Springwood Farm Ltd:
3rd Premium Milling with Duchess
Luisetti Seeds would like to congratulate Jan Lepoutre, his parents and brother Gurt on winning the Luisetti Seeds paddock of the year with an excellent crop of tetraploid perennial ryegrass. Jan and his family farm approximately 1000 hectares between Dorie and Rakaia.
The ryegrass was a tetraploid forage perennial which Luisetti Seeds multiply for a Japanese company. The paddock
A 20 hectare hill country paddock established in February 2013 has produced a large amount of very useful winter feed for Matt Iremonger, Equity Manager of Mt Benger, North Canterbury.
The steep paddock was worked, then a mix containing Luisetti Seeds new sub clovers (Monti and Antas) as well as Huia white clover, ryegrass and cocksfoot were broadcast from a fixed wing aircraft before being...
New Grass Endophyte to be Released
Canterbury pasture plant breeding company Cropmark Seeds Ltd recently announced the release of a new endophyte GrubOUT® U2 a major advance in the fight against a multi-million dollar farming problem – insect pests.
Luisetti Seeds and Stapletons representatives visited a trial site at Darfield recently and we saw first hand the potential that Cropmark’s...
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 the feed.
One farming family that has a close relationship with...
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. This improves crop uniformity,...
Luisetti Seeds Paddock of the Year
Edward Luisetti presents the Luisetti Seeds Paddock of the Year cup and prize to Guy Slater (and dog Moby).
Congratulations to Guy and Jane Slater from Hilton, Geraldine, winners of the 2011 Luisetti seeds Paddock of the Year.
Guy and Jane’s prize winning crop was a 6.8ha paddock of Lone Ranger potatoes, yielding an impressive 597 tonne or just under 88 tonne...