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Other Innovation Sites, AUS

Site Introduction

Each year, hundreds of demonstration plots are conducted and coordinated by our highly experienced team together with selected industry partners. Our Innovation Site highlights our five key locations for 2021, however, we have several other sites around the country to help us ensure our products are being tested under a range of conditions and soil types. Below you will find some content from two of our sites located in Victoria including; Lake Bolac, a small town located between Dunkeld and Ballarat and Longerenong Agricultural College in the Wimmera region, 13km north-east of Horsham.

Lake Bolac, VIC – 16 weeks after sowing.
Pre-emergent herbicide tank mix systems featuring Voraxor and Overwatch.

Phil Hoult, Technical Services Manager for BASF Agricultural Solutions Australia visits our Lake Bolac Innovation Site in Victoria.
Here he looks at BASF’s wheat demonstration program 16 weeks after sowing showcasing Voraxor and Overwatch pre-emergent herbicides and tank mix options for residual control of annual ryegrass and broadleaf weeds.

Lake Bolac, VIC – 16 weeks after sowing.
Pre-emergent herbicide tank mix systems featuring Voraxor and Luximax.

Phil Hoult, Technical Services Manager for BASF Agricultural Solutions Australia visits our Lake Bolac Innovation Site in Victoria.
Here he looks at BASF’s wheat demonstration program 16 weeks after sowing showcasing Voraxor and Luximax pre-emergent herbicides and tank mix options for residual control of annual ryegrass and broadleaf weeds.

Lake Bolac, VIC – 10 weeks after sowing.
Voraxor herbicide effect on late germinating broadleaf weeds

Phil Hoult, Technical Services Manager for BASF Agricultural Solutions Australia visits our Lake Bolac Innovation site in Victoria. Phil takes a looks at some of the late germinating broadleaf weeds to see the impact Voraxor is having 10 weeks after sowing.

Lake Bolac, VIC – 8 weeks after sowing. Pre-emergent herbicide tank mix systems and crop safety 
Phil Hoult, Technical Services Manager for BASF Agricultural Solutions Australia visits our Lake Bolac Innovation Site in Victoria, about 100km South-west of Ballarat. Here he looks at BASF’s wheat demonstration program 8 weeks after sowing showcasing Voraxor and Luximax pre-emergent herbicides and tank mix options for residual control of annual ryegrass and broadleaf weeds. He also takes a look at comparative crop safety of Luximax and Sakura* as well as Voraxor mixes with other premium pre-emergent herbicides.

LibertyLink technology, Longerenong VIC
The launch of BASF’s LibertyLink® trait allows Australian canola growers to use Liberty® (glufosinate) herbicide over the top for broad-spectrum in-crop weed control. Watch this video with our Lead Canola Breeder, David Pike, at our canola breeding site in Longerenong, Victoria to find out more.

Triazine Tolerant technology, Longerenong VIC
Triazine Tolerant (TT) technology remains the most popular herbicide tolerance among Australian growers, with many switching from OPs to TT hybrids for an increased return on investment. In this video our Lead Canola Breeder, David Pike, visits our Longerenong site in Western Victoria to talk about some of the benefits.
 

What is TruFlex Technology?
TruFlex® adds to the advantages of Roundup Ready® technology by extending the window for spraying glyphosate. Watch this video with our Technical Services Manager, Phil Hoult, to find out about the benefits of TruFlex technology.
 

What is PodGuard technology?
Phil Hoult, Technical Services Manager for BASF Agricultural Solutions talks about BASF’s PodGuard® technology, an exclusive BASF trait that makes pods substantially more shatter-tolerant than standard varieties to lock in extra yield at harvest. Watch the video to find out more about PodGuard.
 

Plot performance: Lake Bolac, VIC (10 weeks post sowing)

Lake Bolac Barley - Untreated 2
Untreated Control

Untreated Control

Sowing date: 12 May 2021

Lake Bolac Barley - Overwatch
Overwatch

IBS

Overwatch 1.25L/ha

Sowing date: 12 May 2021
Application date: 12 May 2021

Lake Bolac Barley - Boxer Gold
Boxer Gold

IBS

Boxer Gold 2.5L/ha

Sowing date: 12 May 2021
Application date: 12 May 2021

Lake Bolac Barley - Avadex + Callisto
Avadex + Callisto

IBS

Avadex 3.0L/ha + Callisto 200ml/ha

Sowing date: 12 May 2021
Application date: 12 May 2021

Lake Bolac Barley - Avadex + Voraxor
Avadex + Voraxor

IBS

Avadex 3.0L/ha + Voraxor 200ml/ha

Sowing date: 12 May 2021
Application date: 12 May 2021

Lake Bolac Barley - Overwatch + Voraxor
Overwatch + Voraxor

IBS

Overwatch 1.25L/ha + Voraxor 200ml/ha

Sowing date: 12 May 2021
Application date: 12 May 2021

Lake Bolac Barley - Avadex + Trifluralin
Avadex + Trifluralin

IBS

Avadex 3.0L/ha + Trifluralin 1.5L/ha

Sowing date: 12 May 2021
Application date: 12 May 2021

Lake Bolac Barley - Boxer Gold + Voraxor
Boxer Gold + Voraxor

IBS

Boxer Gold 2.5L/ha + Voraxor 200ml/ha

Sowing date: 12 May 2021
Application date: 12 May 2021

Lake Bolac Barley - Boxer Gold + Callisto
Boxer Gold + Callisto

IBS

Boxer Gold 2.5L/ha + Callisto 200ml/ha

Sowing date: 12 May 2021
Application date: 12 May 2021

Visit our other Innovation Sites

  • dookie innovation site

    Dookie, VIC

    Innovation site

    Dookie is one of our key sites this year where we will look at herbicides Voraxor and Luximax tested in wheat plots alongside the industry standards, as well as Frequency post-emergent herbicide in both wheat and barley.

  • dumbleyung trial site

    Dumbleyung, WA

    Innovation site

    David Grays Dumbleyung tech site is a permanent site with a broad range of pesticide, nutrient and farm practices being demonstrated.

  • strathalbyn

    Strathalbyn, SA

    Innovation site

    The BASF Innovation Site at Finniss is just around the corner from Strathalbyn and 73 kms from Adelaide city. Finniss is our flagship South Australian demonstration site for the 2021 cropping season.

  • tamworth

    Tamworth, NSW

    Innovation site

    Located in North East New South Wales, our Tamworth Research Farm is the perfect place to view the latest trials involving a range of exciting and innovative solutions we have to offer and get an insight into the production and potential of our growing range of crop protection products and seeds portfolio.

  • wagga wagga

    Wagga Wagga, NSW

    Innovation site

    Wagga Wagga (Yathella) is one of our key sites this year where we will look at herbicides Voraxor and Luximax tested in wheat plots alongside the industry standards.