Australian broadacre farmers will be among the first in the world to benefit from ground-breaking new grain sorghum herbicide tolerance technology.
Following five years of development, Pacific Seeds will officially debut its new imidazolinone-tolerant grain sorghum line featuring its proprietary “igrowth” trait at a series of field days across the summer cropping region from the end of January. The igrowth trait is non-GMO (genetically modified), having been developed using conventional techniques.
Pacific Seeds summer grains and forage business manager, Andrew Short said what set the trait apart from other attempts to incorporate imidazolinone tolerance into sorghum was its superior crop safety and agronomic performance.
“Our Toowoomba based sorghum breeding team has been instrumental to the development and testing of the world first igrowth herbicide tolerance, working closely with our research and development team in Argentina to ensure commercial reliability and efficacy for the Australian market,” Mr Short said.