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New CEO appointment

New CEO appointment

We take pleasure in announcing the appointment of Philippe Fabre as the CEO of our combined interests in Asia. The operations of Australia, India and Thailand will soon be consolidated into a single entity for the Asia Pacific region, thereby facilitating the exploitation of R&D initiatives, production capacity, markets and resourcing.

The role of the CEO is a new one, and will be integral to the execution of our strategy and operational streamlining of each unit in the medium term. Philippe will re-locate to Bangkok, being the obvious choice and closest to the markets we serve or will seek to enter and support under the new model.

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Turkish delegates visit

Turkish delegates visit

On Friday 15th April it was an honour to host a group of 19 delegates from 19 companies from The Sub Union of Turkish Seed Industrialists and Producers (TSUAB) in conjunction with the ASF. This visit from them gave us a fantastic opportunity to showcase our seed applied polymers & colourants, powerpoint presentations and demonstrations in our lab of the analytical equipment.

The TSUAB are implementing a project on the “Development of Seed Sector in Marmara Region” of Turkey, with the support of the Turkish Republic Ministry of Economy. The aim of the programme is to increase the Foreign Trade capacity of companies. In this context, a trip to New Zealand and Australia was arranged.

Native Seed pelleting blends now available

Native Seed pelleting blends now available

Introducing 3 new pelleting blends to our range – NaTech, NaTrax and NaPel Plus all of which are specifically for the native seeds industry. Advantages of coating and treatment methods of your native seeds is to achieve a better seed survivability, and enhanced seed to soil contact which will result in improved germination and emergence. Coating of native seeds also offers other potential advantages through the capacity to include other ingredients into the pelletising material. It is possible to add in some plant protection factors such as a fungicide for protection against seedling diseases, an insecticide for control of sucking pests in the early plant stages and even beneficial fungi to help to promote plant growth on difficult or sterile soils.

If you would like more information on these exciting polymers, please call us to discuss which blend would suit your purposes.

Increase seed longevity with DryStore

Increase seed longevity with DryStore

You know how critical it is to store seed correctly – to do all the hard work of collecting and cleaning your seeds, only to have the seeds damaged by moisture. By using our DryStore® system in-conjunction with our Drying Beads® technology you can eliminate these concerns. This low cost, effective technology implemented as part of your seed drying, seed storage, anti-moisture and anti-mould processes for your seeds, it makes perfect sense to use such a unit.

Benefits and Advantages:

  • Increases seed longevity
  • maintain germination %
  • protects seeds against insects, pests & moulds
  • seeds are easier to clean with higher purity
  • beads can be very easily regenerated
  • can be used in the field
  • No power source required

Units and drying beads are available in various sizes, contact us for further information.