IN91
July 14, 2017
EVALUATING THE EFFICACY OF
BSN SUPERSTRIKE

Comparative Analysis and Microbial Testing of Samples from Canola Crop
By : Dr. Hooshang Nassery
This IN highlights the early growth and microbial testing milestones of a canola crop in South Australia. One section of the trial crop was treated with BSN Superstrike (BSNSS) and the other treated with a competitor seed treatment product. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN87
March 17, 2017
INTEGRATED FERTILISER MANAGEMENT AND ITS IMPACT ON FERTILISER USE EFFICIENCY AND YIELD
Efficient use of nitrogen in Australia lags behind the rest of the world
By : Dr Hooshang Nassery
This IN addresses the imperative facing Australian farmers to become more efficient with fertiliser use for their crops, especially for broadacre and field enterprises. The inefficient use of nitrogen in Australia is cause for concern and RLF’s Integrated Fertiliser Management (IFM) program provides a valuable option to address this. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN78
October 23, 2015
THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PRIMING THE SEED AND COATING THE SEED
And how this Important Difference is often Misunderstood
By : Dr Hooshang Nassery
This Insight (IN) is in response to questions often asked by farmers and growers at trade shows and information sessions. It appears that confusion exists about the fundamental differences of the two 'use of seed' strategies for farmers to access trace elements. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN77
September 25, 2015
MIXING BSN SEED PRIMER WITH SEED-COATING PRODUCTS
Can it be done safely and stably ?
By : Dr Hooshang Nassery
Compatibility questions often get asked, and this RLF Insight gives the assurance and confidence needed to safely use BSN Seed Primer with seeds that have been, or are about to be coated with other product. This Insight explains the method to achieve this both stably and without loss of effectiveness. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN74
July 20, 2015
MIXING PLASMA FUSION WITH ‘CRUSADER’ AND ‘HUSSAR’
Important compatibility issues involving loss of efficacy
By : Steve Wornes
An RLF client in New South Wales, Australia, reported a drop in performance of Crusader and Hussar in controlling grasses when tank mixed with Plasma Fusion. Because RLF's representative understood a potential conflict existed because Plasma Fusion drops the pH, technical advice was sought from the Chemist. It was the client's belief that both these herbicides were dual purpose grass/broad-leaf control agents. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN73
July 24, 2015
THE CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY OF PLASMA POWER WITH ‘UNIMAZ 250SL’ AND ‘SPARK’
The Importance of Understanding the Reactions and Responses
By : Steve Wornes
Understanding the compatibility issues surrounding the mixing of chemicals with fertiliser products is fundamental to good farm practice. This Insight gives the very best advice about tank mixing RLF's Plasma Power with 'UNIMAZ 250SL' and 'SPARK'. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN71
July 17, 2015
COMPATIBILITY QUESTIONS INVOLVING PLASMA POWER
With Paradigm (DOW Agrosciences), Cadence WG and AmistarXtra (Syngenta) and MCPA LVE
By : Steve Wornes
Compatibility of chemicals when tank mixing is very important and often complex. Recently the question of compatibility with several agricultural chemicals when mixed with RLF's Plasma Power was asked. RLF's Senior Process Chemist has given a detailed and technical response in an effort to cover all scenarios involving the above listed chemicals and has concluded this four-way tank mix should be okay, subject to certain criteria. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN68
June 3, 2015
USING MANCOZEB
Is it compatible with RLF's Canola Plus ?
By : Steve Wornes
Compatibility issues, and questions involving the mixing of chemicals with the RLF product range, are always interesting and form part of an important ongoing education process for farmers. The question of whether Mancozeb (a fungicide manufactured internationally by a leading chemical company) when used with Canola Plus could cause the yellowing of leaves on a grower's apple crop has prompted a detailed response from RLF's Senior Process Chemist. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN65
March 19, 2015
EVALUATING THE EFFECT OF BSN TREATMENT ON SEED GERMINATION AND VIGOUR
By : Dr Hooshang Nassery
This Insight (IN) is in response to questions asked by RLF's Distributor and Seed Partner about techniques and strategies in measuring the effect of BSN treatment on seed germination and vigour. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN64
March 16, 2015
SEED TESTS
What do they Mean to the Farmer ?
By : Dr Hooshang Nassery
The question of Seed Tests and what they actually mean often gets asked. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN63
March 16, 2015
HOW PASTURE CROPS RESPOND TO DIFFERING FERTILISER ROUTINES
Is it possible to just use Pasture Plus ?
By : Dr Hooshang Nassery
A question was recently asked by Greg Kaynes, (Area Sales Manager Northern NSW/Southern QLD) about the response and results of Pasture Plus that he was observing within a trial that is being currently undertaken by him. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN59
February 25, 2015
UNDERSTANDING ENDOPHYTES
A fungus found in grass and other
plant species
By : Dr Hooshang Nassery
The following question has been asked by RLF's New Zealand Distributor Jason Reid on behalf of his clients. Can you please advise of any known or noted effect of BSN on endophyte viability. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN58
January 19, 2015
THE Q&A OF QAC’S – QUARTERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS
Helping our partners meet their compliance oblications
By : Steve Wornes
Some very sound discussion has arisen from RLF's New Zealand distribution partner with respect to the Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QAC). Technical View Article Download PDF
IN57
January 16, 2015
THE Q&A OF AMINO ALCOHOLS
Helping our partners meet their compliance oblications
By : Steve Wornes
RLF's New Zealand distribution partner has raised some challenging questions with respect to the obligations required of them before NZ produce - such as Apples - can be exported to the European Union (EU) marketplace. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN54
October 20, 2014
LESS IS MORE
By : Dr. Hooshang Nassery
This Insight is about the ‘Ask the Doctor’ inquiry of Greg Kaynes – Area Sales Manager (NNSW / SQLD) about the effectiveness of foliar products in acid soils than with foliar of alkaline pH. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN47
August 15, 2014
TO MIX OR NOT TO MIX
By : Dr Hooshang Nassery
This Insight is about the ‘Ask the Doctor’ inquiry of Mr. Greg Kaynes – RLF’s Area Sales Manager (NNSW / SQLD) about whether UREA can be applied (mixed) with RLF’s Pasture Plus. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN46
August 4, 2014
TOO LITTLE, TOO MUCH
By : Dr Hooshang Nassery
This Insight is about the ‘Ask the Doctor’ inquiry of Mr. Greg Kaynes – RLF’s Area Sales Manager (NNSW / SQLD) about the optimal % of organic matter in soil. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN41
January 29, 2014
FOLIAR FERTILISER VERSUS
SOIL FERTILISER

A guide to the key differences and a plan for utilising the benefits of both
By : Dr Hooshang Nassery
This Insight shows the key differences and comparison between the benefits delivered by both foliar fertilisers and soil fertilisers. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN39
April 20, 2015
RESEARCH RESULTS THROUGH
THE YEARS

Support shown by South Australian research findings for RLF's IFM Strategy
By : Ross Coleman
This Insight (IN) supports the RLF Integrated Fertiliser Management (IFM) strategy of applying nutrients to seed, soil and foliage, over that of a soil-based fertiliser strategy alone. It also gives reference to similar research findings in Australia and overseas. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN38
February 28, 2014
IS YOUR SOWING RATE RIGHT?
By : Dr Hooshang Nassery
This Insight discusses how a minimum input strategy can be, on average, a winner for cereal crop growers in the sandy soils of Western Australia. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN35
February 28, 2014
KNOW THE ‘LEAF TILLER LANGUAGE’
By : Dr Hooshang Nassery
This Insight explains everything you need to know about the leaf formation of plants, especially wheat and
cereal crops.
Technical View Article Download PDF
IN33
November 19, 2015
GLYPHOSATE-INDUCED TRACE ELEMENT DEFICIENCY
What it is and how to Mitigate
the Problems
By : Dr Hooshang Nassery
This Insight explains the effects of Glyphosate on both crop yield and the soil. It outlines ways and means of mitigating many of the problems associated with its use through good farm practice and management. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN26
February 28, 2014
THE NEED TO IMPROVE WATER AND FERTILISER EFFICIENCY
By : Dr Hooshang Nassery
This Insight observes the fertiliser manufacturing costs that rise with the rise in the cost of fuel and how water use efficiency and harvest index will become increasingly important to growers. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN22
December 7, 2015
DEFINING YIELD COMPONENTS
IN WHEAT

And the growth benefits delivered by an Integrated Fertiliser
Management program
By : Dr Hooshang Nassery
This Insight defines wheat yield and discusses what growth should be expected when a good Integrated Fertiliser Management (IFM) program forms part of
crop management.
Technical View Article Download PDF
IN20
December 7, 2015
SEED PHOSPHORUS EXPLAINED
And the Essential Role that BSN Seed Primer Plays
By : Dr Hooshang Nassery
This Insight explains in detail exactly how seed phosphorus is constructed, and outlines both the essential role and beneficial outcomes that can emerge with the use of BSN Seed Primer in a range of
cereal crops.
Technical View Article Download PDF
IN19
February 28, 2014
THE ‘GUM BOOT’ TRIAL METHOD – A MOST RELIABLE SCIENCE FOR MANY!
By : Regional Correspondent,
South Australia
This Insight takes a light-hearted look at 'gum boot' science and the instincts that growers all over the world use in assessing their crops. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN17
February 28, 2014
THE TELL – TALE SPOTS
By : Ross Coleman
This Insight emphasises the importance of fully understanding the irrigation process as part of a balanced crop management program. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN15
January 20, 2017
SORGHUM ‘THE WONDER CROP’
Understanding its Qualities and Importance as a Cereal Food
By : Dr Hooshang Nassery
This Insight discusses Sorghum and the work being undertaken to make it a more desirable food crop, whilst also educating people about its qualities and benefits for the food supply chain. Technical View Article Download PDF
IN09
February 28, 2014
KNOW THE PLANT GROWTH CYCLE
By : Dr Hooshang Nassery
This Insight describes the stages of development for wheat-type cereal crops and is critical for leaf tissue sampling to support the management decisions
facing growers.
Technical View Article Download PDF

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