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New Products

See below a selection of new products to be showcased at the conference.

New Products proudly supported by Orica.

Orica is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2018 Cotton Conference and Sponsor of the New Products page of this website and the New Products & New Ideas session at Conference.

Precision Ammonia

Cotton growers across New South Wales and Queensland are set to benefit as Orica launches its new fertiliser business Orica Agriculture and the launch of their product, “Precision Ammonia” for the industry.

As a specialist supplier and service provider, Orica has years of experience in the manufacturing, transportation and distribution of nitrogen-based products.  Orica Agriculture will leverage from Orica’s insights, innovation and manufacturing assets on the east coast of Australia (Kooragang Island, Newcastle and Yarwun, North Queensland), that allows delivery of fertiliser products at the highest standard, all year round.

Orica Agriculture will be unveiling one of their new Precision Ammonia farm assets at the 2018 Australian Cotton Conference.  The new assets are set to improve growers experience by providing security of supply, operational efficiencies through transfer rates and reduced farm deliveries, accurate metering systems, and other technology inclusions that will provide growers with real-time usage rates.

Orica Agriculture are building on Orica’s extensive manufacturing footprint and proven track record in safe and reliable transport.  The dedicated linehaul will allow direct delivery to farm assets, providing the confidence that product will be delivered in full and on time when growers need it most.

Orica look forward to welcoming you to view the new Precision Ammonia farm asset at the Trade Exhibit (Site 220).

AgriRisk Weather Index

Company

AgriRisk Services

Site

23, 24

Website

https://agririsk.com.au/docs/Weather_Index_brochure.pdf

AgriRisk Weather Index

Recent improvements in gridded data availability, the advent of an online “weather exchange” and increased competition and capacity amongst underwriters, means that weather index protection is more affordable than ever.  Providers see Australian agriculture as a major opportunity  and they have reduced their minimum contract size allowing access for most cropping operations.

AgriRisk is one of the few insurance brokers licensed to provide advice and tailor this protection in derivative and insurance format.  Weather index products compensate for the financial impact of most weather variables recorded by the BOM – usually precipitation (insufficient or excessive) and temperature (too high or low), combinations of both and wind also.  Examples where this is relevant to cotton include, wet weather at harvest to compensate for quality downgrade and excessive heat units during critical times.  With our intimate knowledge of the cotton industry and our 20 years experience designing and delivering these solutions, AgriRisk is well positioned to help growers safeguard their valuable crops.

Agronomeye

Company

Cotton Growers Services

Site

50

Website

http://www.cgs.com.au/

Agronomeye

Agronomeye delivers accurate and actionable crop health data to CGS and the cotton industry through a network of sophisticated remote sensing drones.

With a single unit capable of covering 600 ha a day this real world solution is putting detailed information in the hands of agronomists and growers when they need it most.

High-resolution maps identify variability across a given paddock and enable targeted testing to be carried out and converted to custom variable rate maps to meet the input needs of any crop.

With the ability to capture relevant data across the season from population counts through to mid season health reports as well as analysing the effectiveness of defoliation Agronomeye is helping growers maximize their Decision Ag package and drive both economic and environmental efficiencies.

Albit

Company

Albit

Site

83

Website

http://www.albitpartner.com.au/

Albit

Albit is a biological liquid growth stimulator which has been developed to reduce problems from water shortage, high temperatures and pesticide caused stresses. Combining the properties of fertiliser, antidote, plant growth stimulant and fungicide, it can be used for a wide variety of purposes.

Poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) is the active ingredient and Albit is the first product to use PHB as its basis. Albit is a biopolymer that can be used with pesticides. PHB is derived from the bacterium bacillus megaterium which occurs naturally on plant roots in order to stimulate growth, protect against disease and environmental stress, and increase the content of PHB by 77% of its dry biomass. Another bacterium, pseudomonas aureofaciens, enhances the synthesis of PHB by the principal producer. Depolymerases and other enzymes excreted by PHB aureofaciens also convert PHB into a form (oligomers, β-aminobutyrate) that is physiologically active in plants.

Since Albit increases the synthesis of salicylic acid, it can be viewed as a growth stimulator. It directly affects the proliferation of plant cells and development of shoots, buds and blooms, which ultimately leads to a rise in yield.

Beka-Max automatic greasing system

Company

Alemlube

Site

87

Website

http://www.alemlube.com.au/

Beka-Max automatic greasing system

Beka-Max automatic greasing system keeps your machinery working and saves you down time.

Improved productivity – machines no longer have to be stopped for lubrication – so down time for lubrication is eliminated and production time is maximised.

Unplanned down time reduced – bearing failures will be greatly reduced, reducing the frequency of unplanned down time for maintenance and bearing replacement.

Reduced labour costs – the labour costs for lubrication are all but eliminated, freeing staff to perform more rewarding work.

Longer bearing life because the bearings are always lubricated properly wear is reduced and contaminants are constantly flushed out reducing failures due the entry of foreign materials (eg water).

Reduced spare parts cost – fewer bearings and associated parts are replaced each year.

Reduced lubricant consumption – total lubricant consumption is reduced due to less waste, less spoilage and no more over greasing.

Better housekeeping – automatic lubrication means bearings are not over lubricated and machines are kept cleaner. Lubricant handling and labour is reduced.

Challenger MT700 Series Track Tractors

Company

AGCO Australia Limited

Site

211, 212

Website

http://www.challenger-ag.com/EAPAC/AU/products/tractors/2597.htm

Challenger MT700 Series Track Tractors

Challenger has released the next generation MT700 Series track tractors which delivers a new level of performance, comfort, operating efficiency and onboard intelligence.

The tractor has been designed using the AccuEngineering platform and features new styling, as well as a new engine, transmission, undercarriage and hydraulics. Three available models from 380 – 431 HP are powered by AGCO Power 9.8L Tier 3 diesel engines.

The new range’s AccuDrive powertrain features the convenience and smooth, seamless speed control of the Challenger Accu-VT continuously variable transmission, combined with advanced operating technology to produce a “high-torque, low-speed” approach, an innovation which allows the MT700 Series to run in the maximum torque range while delivering low fuel consumption aiding increased productivity and cost reductions.

Challenger’s patented MTS is renowned for delivering power to the ground, setting the new MT700 Series apart as the first track tractor with three stages of suspension, delivering significant advantages over bolt on track systems and an enhanced design offers even more benefits.

ecoSphere® by Pivotel

Company

Pivotel

Site

101

Website

https://www.pivotel.com.au/ecosphere.php

ecoSphere® by Pivotel

ecoSphere® by Pivotel is Australia’s first custom-built network for voice, data and M2M connections, delivering cost effective coverage for rural and remote Australia. With a mix of 4G and satellite connectivity, ecoSphere® by Pivotel offers secure voice, data, video, tracking and monitoring solutions for on-site and remote assets and personnel to maximise safety and operational efficiency – saving time and money.

With ecoSphere® by Pivotel technology, users can make calls, access the industrial internet and monitor assets from all parts of the property. ecoSphere® supports high speed data for applications such as video surveillance while offering extensive capacity for monitoring the status of other remote equipment including pumps, tanks, gates, livestock, environmental conditions or remote machinery on farms.

Want to find out how ecoSphere® can reduce labour and operating costs on your property? Visit the Pivotel stand today to find out more.

Farmers Edge

Company

Farmers Edge

Site

70

Website

https://www.farmersedge.ca/au/

Farmers Edge

Daily satellite imagery is game-changing.

Timely information is crucial when responding to changes in the fields. Until now, satellite imagery was simply not frequent enough to react to crop stress. Farmers Edge provides high-resolution 3.5m, daily imagery, powered by the largest constellation of satellites in the world. Monitor your fields, identify changes and make informed decisions using both in-season and historical satellite imagery. Using rapid image processing technology, we develop three maps: Crop Health Maps and Scouting Maps 1 & 2, to help you react to crop stress as it emerges and protect yield.

Crop Health Maps depict a natural progression of the in-season vegetative health of your crops and provide a consistent view of your fields from planting to harvest.

Scouting Maps allow you to monitor both subtle and major variations in vegetation and soil across your fields.

FastStart

Company

Syngenta & Cotton Seed Distributors

Site

200 & 73

Website

https://www.syngenta.com.au/faststartcotton

FastStart is a collaboration between Syngenta & Cotton Seed Distributors that combines world leading cotton genetics, chemistry and technologies, resulting in strong, healthy establishment and robust growth in the early stages of a crop’s life up until flowering.

CSD aims to provide every cotton grower the highest net return potential from the cotton varieties CSD produces. And to achieve this we work closely with companies such as Syngenta to develop the highest quality planting seed and treatments possible.

Together, Syngenta & CSD developed the FastStart program to screen novel technologies & support the development of practical tools to help growers address cotton establishment challenges whilst also driving cotton yield potential and supporting the Australian cotton industry.

InterLock

Company

Elders

Site

218

Website

https://elders.com.au/

InterLock

InterLock® is a crop-based adjuvant that improves spray deposition on intended targets and reduces spray drift. It is also a canopy-penetrating agent. InterLock® adjuvant works effectively with herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, desiccants and defoliants. Plus, it increases the effectiveness of fungicides.  Derived from vegetable oil, InterLock® adjuvant drastically reduces the amount of fine spray particles in the spray pattern and increases droplet speed without thickening the spray. By keeping more spray droplets within the most effective size range, InterLock® adjuvant improves coverage, increases canopy penetration, and reduces drift and evaporation of pesticides, whether they are applied by ground or air.

While InterLock® adjuvant is effective at low rates, it does not negatively affect spray patterns like other drift-control adjuvants, even if higher rates or air-assisted nozzles are used. For best product performance, select and use spray equipment properly, including boom height, nozzle type, size and pressure.  

Leverlink Jockey Tensioner

Company

Leverlink

Site

13

Website

https://leverlink.com.au/categories/products/jockey-tensioners/

Leverlink Jockey Tensioner

The J-Series of jockey tensioners are used where a Leverlink motorbase cannot be fitted. These applications are often on pumps that have fixed centres due to the nature of the application. They have a long and successful history, providing constant vee belt tension to both combustion and electric motor drives.

  • Designed for fixed centre drives arrangements
  • A simple and effective solution
  • Engineered specifically to suit your application
  • 100% customer satisfaction

Massey Ferguson MF 9130 Plus

Company

AGCO Australia Limited

Site

211, 212

Website

http://www.masseyferguson.com.au/Sprayer.aspx

Massey Ferguson MF 9130 Plus

Massey Ferguson has released the MF 9130 Plus self-propelled sprayer to Australia and New Zealand after years of success in the South American market. Introduced to fill the gap in the market for a robust, entry level machine where small to medium sized operators will appreciate its simplicity, strength and exceptional value.

At 210 HP, the sprayer is built to stand up to the tough local conditions having endured the arduous conditions that many South American farmers experience.

Among the main features of the MF 9130 Plus is a large capacity Bosch Rexroth hydrostatic transmission coupled with Bosch Rexroth variable displacement wheel motors and final drives.  Across undulating country, hills and boggy paddocks, the MF 9130 Plus provides huge amounts of torque without loss of traction giving the operator control even in the toughest conditions.

A unique feature of the sprayer is the addition of a DA (double acting) valve to the transmission system, allowing the sprayer to run normally at reduced engine RPMs.

Delivering precision, capacity and comfort, this is straight-forward machinery to cover more hectares per day while minimising operating costs.

OneCrop®

Company

OneCrop / Norseman

Site

207

Website

https://onecrop.com/

OneCrop®

When it comes to establishing a cotton crop, marginal climatic conditions can be very difficult to mitigate.

OneCrop® pre-emergent films, laid by the Norseman Techni-Plant FL can raise soil surface temperatures consistently by 3°C by night and 6°C by day in normal climatic conditions and planting windows.

OneCrop® film locks in soil moisture, meaning ground moisture is better protected from evapotranspiration and could mean an overall reduction in water consumption in the crop growth cycle.

Mitigate germination risk from your crop – OneCrop® has recently shown that using pre-emergent films can help towards mitigating the risk of replants due to cold snaps or climatic challenges.

To date, by utilising the Norseman Techni-Plant FL with OneCrop® pre-emergent film commercial cotton crops have seen up to a 50% increase in yield. This was achieved in real-world commercial demonstrations on typical cotton plantation, in Australia and the U.S. with no additional fertilisers or chemicals. The performance of any crop will vary between locations and seasons.

Padman Autowinch

Company

Padman Stops

Site

209

Website

http://www.padmanstops.com.au/

Padman Autowinch

The latest and greatest Padman Autowinch is the next generation in on-farm portable automation for the sleepless surface irrigators. Considering 28 years of farmer feedback we believe we have created a very simple but also well-thought-out automation unit that can save farmers countless hours of sleep and be more productive around the farm. Having the flexibility to schedule either time or water level to dictate your operations we believe to be a huge step forward in making sure the plant is getting the required amount of water to make sure we can be as efficient as can be.

At Padman Stops we pride ourselves on providing 100% portable and affordable automation units purpose built for Australian farmers. We are proud to present the Padman Autowinch to the Cotton Conference 2018.

Pearls

Company

PandaPearls

Site

223

Website

http://www.pandapearls.com.au/

Pearls

PandaPearls is an eclectic shop specialising in beautiful pearls and antique enhancers. Our display at the 2018 Australian Cotton Conference will encapsulate our extensive range of Australian South Sea, Baroque and Classic pearl strands. Choose from our selection of beautiful pearl bracelets and earrings from $20 along with antique vesta cases and enhancers. In addition, we will have a range of gorgeous silk swing coats and vintage treasures. PandaPearls Australia is a business inspired by beautiful things and we look forward to welcoming you to our display.

Rimfire HR Review & Consulting

Company

Rimfire Resources

Site

2

Website

https://www.rimfireresources.com.au/

HR REVIEW

The Review complements Rimfire Resources’ well-known annual Agribusiness Salary Review and provides insight into emerging trends, developments and data on a range of human resource practices relevant to agribusiness. HR Review topics covered include agribusiness sector-specific benefits packaging information, salary reviews, human resource management practices, performance management schemes and recruitment practices.

HR CONSULTING

Rimfire now offers a new HR Consulting service focused on assessing and providing internal HR practices through a range of tailored consulting services. This process includes:

  • A one-on-one initial meeting to understand the pain points, key issues, expectations and set clear objectives and timeframes.
  • Data gathering from sources within the organisation.
  • Data cleansing and analysis to identify compliance and best practice gaps.
  • A report outlining how to reduce the risk of financial, regulatory, and legal liability.

With workplace litigation on the rise it is important to stay compliant with evolving workplace legislation, and protect management, employees and Non-Executive Directors.

Roundup Ready Plus Program

Company

Monsanto

Site

75, 76, 91, 92

Website

http://www.roundupreadyplus.com.au/

Established by Monsanto in collaboration with Syngenta, the program rewards cotton growers who are using herbicides sustainably and, helping slow or prevent development of glyphosate resistance in key weed species. The program encourages growers to use a range of weed control practices through product recommendations, education and stewardship programs and financial rebates.

Seed Flow System

Company

Spot On Ag

Site

205

Website

https://spotonag.com.au/

Seed Flow System

Seed Flow System – sow more hectares per day.

System retro fit kit – metered planter technology has come along way but planters are still limited in the area they can sow between seed fills due to hopper boxes.

Introducing the Seed Flow System.

  • Go from 1.6 BU to a 1.2-2.2 ton tank
  • Designed to run seed from canola to faba beens
  • More planting = more ha/day
  • Better crop uniformity due to faster sowing time
  • Can be fitted to any hopper box planter

Seed Flow System is designed and built in Australia to work in our sowing conditions with a simple design that seamlessly delivers all seed sizes to your meters.

SigNature® T cotton traceability system

Company

Louis Dreyfus Company

Site

82

Website

http://adnas.com/signature-t/

SigNature® T cotton traceability system

Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has installed Applied DNA Sciences’ SigNature® T cotton traceability system at its Moree gin to tag, test and track pure HomeGrown™ Australian cotton.

SigNature® T molecular tags are applied to cotton fibre to track and trace a claim, such as Origin, Sustainable, and Free of forced labor. The system utilises fully-automated DNA Transfer Systems providing millions of datapoints covering bale identity, and supply chain testing metrics to ensure true cotton integrity. Global implementation of proper controls for cotton segregation guarantees total traceability. The molecular tags are stable and adhere tenaciously to cotton, and will survive standard textile processes from fiber to finished goods. Since 2014, over 100 million kgs of cotton have been tagged, with over 5,000 DNA tests, translating to 1 billion worth of products sold in the US.

Nearly 70% of Australians prefer buying locally made and grown goods. SigNature® T enables LDC to match consumer and retailer demand for sustainable HomeGrown™ Australian cotton, proving transparency, traceability and trust throughout the value chain.

SmartFirmer

Company

Precision Seeding Solutions

Site

21, 22

Website

https://pssag.com/

SmartFirmer

SmartFirmer is a sensor that detects and measures organic matter, moisture, residue and temperature in real time as you travel across your paddock.

Soil moisture sensing allows you to see row-by-row soil moisture which will help you to adjust your planting depth as soil conditions fluctuate across the paddock. Soil temperature sensing allows you to have specific furrow temperature readings.  Germination time is dependent on soil temperature so we can than see in real time if we have ideal planting conditions. Residue sensing allows you to see furrow uniformity and allows you to adjust row cleaners to ensure residue isn’t limiting moisture availability to the seed or harboring disease. Organic matter sensing will allow you to automatically adjust population, liquid or even hybrid selection as the organic matter changes throughout the field.

SmartFirmer is a powerful tool to put great information in the cab at planting time to help you get the job done right in a timely matter.

Supa Link

Company

Agrichem

Site

11

Website

http://www.agrichem.com.au/

Supa Link

Supa Link improving water quality and pesticide efficacy.

Your artesian bore water has dissolved minerals such as calcium, magnesium and other cations, and depending on the parent material, bicarbonates and high pH. Dissolved minerals such as calcium, magnesium and manganese are highly antagonistic, especially to glyphosate. High levels of bicarbonates are antagonistic (alkaline hydrolysis) to many herbicides resulting in unwanted pesticide breakdown and tie-up of active ingredients, resulting in poor control.

By Utilising Supa Link rather than combinations of propionic acid/ammonium sulphate, Fewer products are required with less handling and more safety. Supa Link can also be used to clean out spray tanks & lines of build-ups of insoluble precipitates and aids in tank mix compatibilities.

Supa Link improves the simplicity, effectiveness and flexibility for applicators of pesticides in one product at an extremely cost-effective price.

SureForce

Company

Ag Leader

Site

44, 45

Website

http://www.agleader.com/products/seedcommand/sureforce/

SureForce

Ag Leader is proud to introduce SureForce. SureForce is a new, bidirectional hydraulic down force system with hydraulic uplift. Weight on the gauge wheels of every row is sensed 200 times per second, and force is automatically adjusted up or down to maintain consistent depth in changing soil conditions. SureForce also provides additional force capacity (up to 300kg) for planting into tough environments like no-till, cover crops, or heavily compacted soils. Additionally, the system provides integrated hydraulic uplift for planting into light soils when the weight of the row unit alone is more force than needed to plant at optimum depth. SureForce integrates seamlessly with SureDrive®, Ag Leader’s electric drive solution, both of which are controlled by Ag Leader’s first-class display, InCommand® 1200. The system will be available to order from your local Ag Leader dealer in July 2018.

Teletrac Navman FTC Manager

Company

Teletrac Navman

Site

9

Website

https://www.teletracnavman.com.au/our-solutions/compliance/ftc-manager

Teletrac Navman FTC Manager

Teletrac Navman FTC Manager is a revolutionary solution for calculating and claiming Fuel Tax Credits. It utilises highly accurate GPS location data to track vehicle activity – on and off the public road network. It automatically calculates off-road travel, off-road idle and auxiliary fuel use to support high value fuel tax rebates and deliver measurable return on investment.

FTC Manager enables your business to streamline fuel tax credit claims with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and maximise claim value with full transparency and auditability. FTC Manager puts money back into your business, saves valuable time, minimises paperwork and eliminates guesswork.

FTC Manager is the first and most comprehensive solution with an ATO Class Ruling for maximising heavy vehicle FTC claims on an ongoing basis.

The Farmers Warehouse

Company

Raw Cotton Australia

Site

46

Website

http://www.rawcotton.com.au/

The Farmers Warehouse

Raw Cotton Australia (RCA) is an exciting new market-place for ginned Australian cotton bales.

Farmers can now sell their cotton post-ginning, and buyers now have direct access to Australian cotton farmers through RCA warehouse storage locations in Brisbane, Sydney, or Melbourne.

RCA take delivery of the farmers cotton at the gin and coordinate the logistics and marketing post ginning on behalf of the farmer. RCA communicate directly with buyers to assist them in procuring their requirements while also finding the best possible price for the farmer. RCA fund the costs associated with selling cotton post ginning on behalf of the farmer and can also provide a cash advance to assist farmers with cash flow.

Raw Cotton Australia was founded in 2015 with a view to ‘shake up’ the existing cotton supply chain in Australia and create value for buyers and sellers.   Raw Cotton Australia is wholly owned by Rain Agribusiness Pty Ltd.

Rain Agribusiness is an Australian commodity marketing business owned by directors Tim Whan, Ian Grellman, and Peter Horton. For several years the experienced team have been helping Australian farmers and end users to better understand the supply chain and extract more value from it.

Zeba

Company

UPL

Site

8

Website

http://au.uplonline.com/

Zeba

Zeba is a dynamic new entry to the Australian cotton industry. The product interacts within the soil on many different levels to mitigate shortages of Ready Available Water (RAW). Zeba binds and releases water-soluble nutrients, reduces leachates, and retains more fertiliser in the root zone where it can be used by plants thus creating a healthy microenvironment. Zeba is bio-degradable and breaks down naturally over time, leaving no residues.

Zeba is available as a course granular product for soil application and as a fine granule for application with fertiliser injection equipment. Zeba will absorb up to 400 times its original weight in water. Acting like a sponge, it forms a hydrogel that slowly releases moisture back to plants, increasing Ready Available Water in the soil between rain events or irrigations. Zeba rehydrates with subsequent wetting and repeats the process throughout the season.

The benefits of using Zeba include: faster more even seedling germination; larger plants; reduced stress; longer irrigation intervals; savings in water costs; reduced nutrient leaching; higher crop quality and higher yields.

Independent trials in Australian cotton over the past two seasons have shown 5 – 7% increases in cotton lint yields.

ZED Energy System

Company

ZED – Zero Emissions Developments

Site

108

Website

https://www.zeroenergydevelopments.com.au/behindthemetersystems/

ZED Energy System

Sustainable Energy Equities Pty Limited (trading as Zero Emissions Developments (or “ZED”) is a professional Engineering, Procurement and Construction Company that specialises in delivering turn-key renewable energy production (wind, solar, geothermal, tidal etc.), together with an energy storage/back-up system that is cost competitive with grid prices and equally secure. The system is capable of storing energy from any renewable or non-renewable energy source providing for peak rate-shaving and base-load power supply during its project life, which is well in excess of 3 to 5 times the life of conventional electro-chemical battery storage.

The key design benefit is the use of the 3-D Metal Printed and Patented N-Gen® Turbine which can operate on stored compressed air; LPG; CNG or steam generated from other thermal systems to provide a secure and reliable means of energy. The system controller detects excess renewable energy and reroutes it to the hydro-pneumatic air compressor which charges a bank of compressed air cylinders. When the demand surpasses the renewable energy supply, the stored compressed air is then released and expanded through the N-GEN® Turbine to generate the appropriate amount of electrical energy.

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