Seasons Magazine - Elders Rural Services

With over 180 years of experience in the Australian agricultural sector, our mission at Elders remains the same – to provide solutions and advice that drive productivity and profitability for producers and growers across the country.

Seasons will be a definitive guide to the latest products and information relevant to Australian farmers to complement the existing goods and services that we supply through our regional network. We will highlight the latest in crop protection, animal health and general merchandise as well as bring you information about new strategies and findings that can drive optimal performance of your agribusiness.

Mark Allison


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The buffalo fly season is just around the corner

Buffalo flies cause significant welfare concerns in affected cattle. With spring upon us, it’s time to think about the best way to control this costly parasite. The right control methods reduce total fly numbers to minimise their impact.

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Private labels in rural retail good value or gets what you pay for?

Part of managing input costs is ensuring that any product used on your animals or crops gives you the best value for money. The product may not be the cheapest, but gives you the results that you want, and may come with additional products or services that make your job easier.

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Zoetis and Beyond Blue continue to support mental health and reduce stigma around mental health in rural communities

Zoetis continues to support the mental health challenges faced by people living in rural Australia through its crucial partnership with Beyond Blue, committing to raise up to $100,000 to support the mental health organisation in 2020.

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Cydectin® platinum dual active LV pour-on for cattle from Virbac – World first development for Australia

Australian cattle producers need highly effective animal health products they can count on that are safe to use and are well tolerated by their animals.

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Vayego® 200 SC Insecticide

Vayego® 200 SC Insecticide from Bayer is now available to pome fruit, stone fruit, almond and macadamia growers. With over 4000 trials performed globally, Vayego has demonstrated excellent efficacy across the lepidoptera, coleoptera and diptera species.

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Real-time predictive pest network game changer for in-paddock pest monitoring

Australia’s first integrated network of smart insect traps for predicting pest pressure is live!

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Combat fungal disease with confidence using Belanty

Belanty from BASF is a breakthrough DMI fungicide with a unique chemical structure that gives excellent control against powdery mildew in wine and table grapes. Also approved for use against black spot in apples, with a powdery mildew registration coming soon.

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New high strength granule glufosinate herbicide released

FascinateTM DRY Herbicide, a high-load, non-selective post-emergent herbicide provides broad spectrum weed control of grasses, broadleaf weeds and vines.

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Endoprime and Intuity shine at virtual field days

The East Gippsland Vegetable Innovation Days (EGVID) were set to become another victim of Covid-19.  Showing that Innovation was more than just a snappy title, growers were guided on virtual walks throughs. It was here that two products from Sumitomo stood out.

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A new generation 100% Non-ionic surfactant

After extensive research, SST has developed a new generation non-ionic surfactant ‘Wetout®’. A unique proprietary formulation of vegetable based surfactants that improves efficacy in every aspect while reducing unwanted negatives such as drift.

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Avoid spring surprises: be proactive about snail and slug control.

Weather conditions this year have favoured snail and slug breeding. It is crucial to start monitoring pest activity and apply baits this spring where needed. Proactive slug control using an all-weather bait such as Metarex® will be needed directly after sowing spring crops.

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Gallagher AgDevices App gives farmers confidence and peace of mind with a complete view of fence performance

Check your fences without going out to the paddock. The new and improved Gallagher AgDevices App delivers real-time information and alerts about fence performance directly to a compatible smartphone.

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Designed to optimise your animal’s genetic potential

Alltech Lienert Australia’s Blueprint® Nutrition Program is the ideal way to manage sheep and cattle diets. Available for both sheep and cattle, from intensive feeding additives to paddock supplementation.

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Waratah fencing – still the best Australian made fencing

Waratah’s innovative fencing technologies help producers remain productive and, becasue they’re Australlian-made, are also helping hundreds of Aussie families make it through COVID-19.

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Poly Silos, Clearly a Better Solution

Enmach offers silos with extraordinary durability and a 20-year-plus lifespan. Enmach poly products are lighter than the steel products they replace, have one of the world’s best UV protection ratings, resist rust and have compounded colour that will not fade or scratch off.

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Delivering effective crop nutrition is more than the NPK ratio

YaraMila COMPLEX is an ideal basal fertiliser for a wide range of horticultural and vegetable crops. Delivering a correct balance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium essential for optimum growth and yield, YaraMila COMPLEX supports balanced plant nutrition and healthy growth.

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The Big Problem: Reduced Yield due to Stress

Environmental factors can reduce a seed’s full potential by up to 70% across all growth stages. Stoller’s Bio-Forge products are based on an in-depth knowledge of plant physiology, nutrient interaction and practical applications to increase quality and yield in a variety of crops.

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Have you considered a Programmed Approach™ to pasture renewal?

The PGG Wrightson Seeds Programmed Approach™ is an easy to follow, step-by-step process to improve the supply and quality of your homegrown feed all year round, while optimising your ability to establish a high performing perennial pasture.

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Yield is key to livestock profit potential

When and where are you using forage brassicas?. Originally sown in southern Australia as a spring planted summer forage, they are now sown from Queensland to Tasmania to South west WA at various times of the year based on region.

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Pacific Seeds set to release next generation of game-changing canola hybrids

Three new canola hybrids have been released for 2021 which are exclusive to Pacific Seeds. Australia produces between 2 to 3 million tonnes of canola per year, at a value of approximately $1 billion.

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Polymaster has Bulk Diesel Storage Covered

Bulk diesel on farm also saves a lot of hassles, not to mention the reduction in downtime because of the simple convenience of the tank being on site. What you need is the New 10,000Ltr Diesel Essential Tank, recently launched by Polymaster to suit everyone’s budget.

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Tough jobs made easy with the new EasyLOK large bore metric fitting from Phimac.

Farm plumbing project? The new Philmac EasyLOK fitting range is the perfect fitting when you are working with large bore metric poly pipe.

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Cocky Valve launches Ulti Flo Trough Valves

Guess who’s been crowned the best farm valve? In 2014 we were part of a national valve review conducted by the Kondinin Group and Cocky came out on top.

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Sustained selenium supplementation supports livestock productivity and profitability for producers

Naturally occurring selenium is widely known to be lacking in many regions of Australia, yet it’s a fundamental trace element that can impact metabolism and growth, as well as the reproductive and immune systems, of sheep and cattle.

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Mooving on up to best practice on farm for dealing with down cows

Technology in all forms is continually opening doors to allow us to better understand the implications of our farming practices for the long-term viability of our operation, and that includes effective management and welfare of our animals.

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Are you handling you livestock correctly?

Handling livestock the wrong way can cost you dearly. Not only can it cause you to lose hours of your valuable time, but it can also cost you through the reduced saleability of your product. These are the three ways inadequate yard systems cause problems, and what you can do to solve it.

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Valor brings flexibility to summer weed control

Valor® herbicides offers outstanding flexibility in crops grown and boosts efforts in combating herbicide resistance. Valor herbicide is becoming very well known for its effective control of a broad range of problem weeds in fallow and prior to planting summer crops.

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Trezac Arylex active now registered for Northern NSW and QLD

The next herbicide in the Arylex active family has arrived with the registration of Trezac Arylex. Trezac offers the control of a unique weed spectrum including thistles, climbing buckwheat, deadnettle, flax-leaf fleabane seedlings, and many volunteer legumes.

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Hot Dipped Galvanising: it just works

Nobody wants to hang gates more than once. Cyclone gate fittings are hot dipped galvanised, which means they are coated to last up to three times longer than ordinary electroplated gate fittings.

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Harnessing the power of biology in Horticulture

Omnia Specialities is a company who have a deep interest in soil health, producing a range of organic plant nutrition products, biologicals and supplying traditional foliar and water-soluble fertilisers.

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Optiweigh: In-paddock weighing that works

Hate yarding cattle and sheep? Weigh them in the paddock. Optiweigh’s reliable, automated in-paddock weighing system is the smart, fast and cost-effective way to remotely monitor and measure the weight of livestock.

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Plan for success with Mainstar forage rape

Released in 2018, Mainstar forage rape quickly became a firm favourite for summer forage programs and as a first step to pasture renovation on sheep, beef and dairy farms across southern Australia

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Farm Data Made Easier

Making your everyday jobs easier’; it’s what Agworld is designed to do. From creating compliant spray records and sharing data with your trusted advisor to informing your decision-making processes with accurate knowledge.

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Choosing The Right Aircraft Oil Is As Easy As 1,2,3

Uniquely Australian, helicopter mustering is necessary to cover the wide spanning Australian outback when gathering livestock. Mustering is often performed in one of a kind conditions including dust storms and extreme heat with the presence of constant distractions for the pilot.

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Plasson is a global leader in the Development and manufacture of Innovative solutions for pipelines

The smart way to display stock and promote your range of Plasson fittings

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