News

Nov 01

Wanted: Wild Radish Seed

Posted by Cindy Cassidy at Tuesday, November 01, 2016

FarmLink, in conjunction with Bayer, is looking for 20 wild radish seed samples from across Southern NSW for herbicide resistance testing – free of charge to farmers.
Five samples are being sought (from different farms) across each of the following areas of the Riverina - NE (Narrandera, Griffith, West Wyalong), NW (Grenfell, Cowra, Harden, Cootamundra), SE (Holbrook, Culcairn, Lockhart) Central (Temora, Junee, Wagga).

What do you need to do to participate?

• Collect 2L of radish seed pods (from colour change onwards)
• Store in paper bag so they don’t sweat
• Record grower, paddock and herbicide history details.
• Contact Bayer’s Gus MacLennan for collection of seed.

This testing service is normally valued $380 per test, with results to be reported in 2017, while individual grower results and details to be kept confidential.
For further enquiries or to participate in the collection and survey please contact Lyndal Turner at FarmLink via admin@farmlink.com.au or call (02) 6980 1333

Nov 05

Members asked to contribute wheat samples

Posted by Cindy Cassidy at Thursday, November 05, 2015

FarmLink is really pleased to partner with GrainGrowers to offer members the opportunity to contribute wheat samples this harvest for analysis for the eighth annual Australian Wheat Quality Report. This is an important step in the marketing of Australia’s quality wheat commodity, and we encourage you to use the enclosed instructions and resources for the sample collection, 
As we enter the 2015 grain harvest, we wish you a safe and trouble-free period. We ask you to keep in mind the Farm Gate Levy contributions which you make as grain and livestock farmers to support agricultural Research and Development. This is a vital factor in the future of the industry and FarmLink plays an important role in ensuring these levies return to the region through the delivery of innovation back to the growers.
We invite you to join the FarmLink Family through a 2016 membership, details of which can be found at www.farmlink.com.au/become-a-member, or by contacting the office on 02 6980 1333.

Happy Harvest!

Cindy Cassidy
CEO FarmLink